Hexagram Number 05
Symbolic of: waiting
THE HS� HEXAGRAM
The General Meaning
Hs� intimates that, with the
sincerity which is declared in it, there will be brilliant success.
With firmness there will be good fortune; and it will be
advantageous to cross the great stream.
Explanation of the
1. The first NINE, undivided, shows
its subject waiting in the distant border. It will be well for him
constantly to maintain (the purpose thus shown), in which case there
will be no error.
2. The second NINE, undivided,
shows its subject waiting on the sand (of the mountain stream). He
will (suffer) the small (injury of) being spoken (against), but in
the end there will be good fortune.
3. The third NINE, undivided, shows
its subject in the mud (close by the stream). He thereby invites the
approach of injury.
4. The fourth SIX, divided, shows
its subject waiting in (the place of) blood. But he will get out of
5. The fifth NINE, undivided, shows
its subject waiting amidst the appliances of a feast. Through his
firmness and correctness there will be good fortune.
6. The topmost SIX, divided, shows
its subject entered into the cavern. (But) there are three guests
coming, without being urged, (to his help).
If he receives them respectfully,
there will be good fortune in the end.
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