43 夬 GuaiBreak through 

Water in the lake (the upper trigram) has risen up to the sky (the lower trigram), it’s a warning that a cloudburst may come quickly and powerfully! Release of tension can bring breakthrough and joy. This hexagram is related to the third lunar month (April to May).

With this hexagram, one must be open and honest about one’s own shortcomings and discredit any wrongful person or matter. Instead of dealing with these situations with negative emotions, try to harness positive thoughts and utilize friendly actions to create change. This will prevent potential legal issues.c 43 夬

42 益 YiIncrease, Benefit 

Wind and thunder, they increase and strengthen each other. Together they bring life onto earth. When leaders are willing to share their wealth, there is greater potential for success for all of humanity.

With this hexagram, one should focus on developing positive personal qualities. It is important to share one’s fortune and wealth with those in need. Timely action matters.c 42 益

41 損 SunDecrease 

The lake (lower trigram) lies at the foot of the mountain (upper trigram). This hexagram reflects a decrease of the lower trigram in favor of the upper trigram. Life that appears exciting and fulfilled on the outside may not be sustainable. Rather, opting for a simple lifestyle allows one to build up inner resources to accomplish any undertaking.

With this hexagram, one should try to reduce the desire for more and enrich inner fulfillment. One should help others and sharing with sincerity, as this will facilitate future gains.c 41 損

40 解 JieResolving, Release

Sudden rain (represented by the lower trigram) releases the atmospheric tension brought by thunder (the upper trigram) in the sky. This change is important because it clears the sky and stimulates growth on earth.

With this hexagram, immediate actions should be taken to clear the tension brought by mistakes and sins. However, stop as soon as situation is cleared to allow life to settle back to normaldon’t go overboard.

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39 蹇 JianBarriers, obstructions

A dangerous abyss (the upper trigram) lies in front of a steep mountain (the lower trigram).  Difficult times place one into self-reflection mode. Intelligent individuals can gain inner insight to overcome obstructions later.

With this hexagram, one should take time to examine the situation and seek support from friends and facilitators. Stay strong with your intention and wait for the difficult times to pass.

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38 睽 KuiSeparation, opposition

The sun rises upward and water in a lake flows downward, moving in opposition.  The elder daughter (represented by the trigram above) and the youngest daughter (represented by the lower trigram) in a family won’t have the same will. Their roles differ based on the men they are married to.

With this hexagram, one should proceed gradually. Minor oppositions may appear as obstructions, nevertheless they could bring useful and important function to the success. There will be good fortune for small matters.c 38 睽

37 家人 Jia-Ren

Families

Foundation of a family is the relationship between husband and wife.  In the tradition of Chinese society, men are the head of the family but women are key to the strong bond that holds the family together.

Heat creates energy. Wind (the upper trigram) comes forth from fire (the lower trigram). Influence is generated from within and travels outward. When members of a family take their proper roles in accordance to the great laws of nature, all social relationships of mankind will be in order.

With this hexagram, the situation is in favor to the female. In order to solve problems, one should go back to female family members for advice, or utilize the power of female facilitators.c 37 家人

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