20 觀Contemplation (View)

This hexagram is linked with the Lunar month of August (September – October). This is a period when the light-giving power retreats and the dark power is on the rise. The shrine-shaped hexagram commands a broad view. Wind traverses above the earth, capturing every corner of the terrain. It is like a ruler that observes his people and guides them with its mere existence.

With this hexagram, one can successfully influence others with deep inner concentration and strong faith developed from religious contemplation.

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19 臨Approach
 
A pond lies beneath the earth.
Those in leadership positions must be willing to openly approach their people. They must be collaborative, protective, and strive to educate the followers.
This hexagram is linked to the Lunar month of December (January – February), when after the solstice, light begins to ascend again.  Spring is approaching.
 
With this hexagram, success is certain. But one must work with determination and perseverance to make full use of the propitiousness of time – because spring is not everlasting. 
 
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18 蠱 GUSpoiled
 
The Chinese character Gu is an image of worms in a plate. 
It means decay. It’s the result of stagnation when wind is
blocked by a mountain.
 
With this hexagram, one can still reach success if one can
lead a team on working to improve conditions that resulted from the neglect of predecessors.
 
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17 隨 SUIFollowing
 
Thunder in the middle of the lake in its winter rest.
Joy in movement creates a following. One must meet the needs of his followers to attract a following.
 
With this hexagram, one should rest to harness momentum for action.  Adapting to the demands of others can lead to favorable outcomes.
 
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Enthusiasm 16 豫 YU
 
Resounding thunder resonates through the earth.  A strong leader follows the law for nature and human life to find universal and willing obedience. 
 
With this hexagram, it is important to establish connections with a league of allies as this will help you achieve success.  

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15 謙 QIANModesty
 
A mountain is invisible to the eye with the great wealth of the earth because the height of the mountain is offset by the depths of earth.
 
With the hexagram, one should be humble and modest, equalizes the extremes to create just and equable conditions. Success will finally accomplished.
 
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14 大有 Da YouGreat wealth
 
The fire in heaven above shines far, all things stand out in the light and become manifest. Strength and clarity unite. The time is favorable.
 
With this hexagram, the one with power must be modest and kind, and willing to share just like the sun shedding light over everything on earth. It will bring supreme success and wealth.
 
 
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