47 困 KunStress, Exhaustion

The lake (represented by the upper trigram) is empty with no water in it.  The water (represented by the lower trigram) is under the lake. Keep a joyful and positive attitude (the upper trigram) when facing dangerous situations(represented by the lower trigram).

With this hexagram, one must be patient, keep a strong will, and have faith. The bad time will eventually pass. Do not complain overtly on the challenges because the no one will believe that is the case.c 47 困

 

46 升 ShengRising, Push upward

The roots of plants (represented by the lower trigram) is pushing through the earth (represented by the upper trigram) and growing.  It’s a natural and gradual process toward success.

With this hexagram, one will gain success as long as one works with continuous effort and receives advices and supports from facilitators. When facing obstacles, one should work around it without fear. South is the direction of good luck.c 46 升

 

 

45 萃 CuiMassing, Gathering 

Water in the lake (the upper trigram) gathers until it rise above the earth (the lower trigram).  It harnesses great strength however there is danger of breakthrough.  When groups of people gather together, strife may occur. When possessions are collected, robbery is likely to happen. Only a leader with great moral and strong religious belief can hold the strength.

With this hexagram, one can achieve success if he can gather people with the same belief together, take actions with continuous efforts, and accept advice and supports from facilitators. It is important that he is always alert and prepared to face any unexpected situation. Be generous with payback for the assistance received.c 45 萃

44 姤 GouEncounter

Wind ( the lower trigram) blows from the sky (the higher trigram), it blows everywhere.  Encounter of the man (upper trigram) and the powerful female ( the trigram below) may bring undesirable consequences if there is any dishonest or alternative motivations.  This hexagram is related to the fifth lunar month (June~July). After the summer solstice, the principle of darkness gradually ascends again.

With hexagram, whatever belongs to you will come to you, do not force it. If matters relate to a romantic relationship, it will not be successful.

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

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