Concording People: Concord, T'ung (THUNG ZĂN)
Hexagram Number 13 Keyword(s): Companionship
Symbolic of: persons with affinity for each other
THE THUNG ZĂN HEXAGRAM
The General Meaning
Thung Zăn (or 'Union of men') appears
here (as we find it) in the (remote districts of the) country,
indicating progress and success. It will be advantageous to cross
the great stream. It will be advantageous to maintain the firm
correctness of the superior man.
Explanation of the separate lines
1. The first NINE, undivided, (shows the
representative of) the union of men just issuing from his gate.
There will be no error.
2. The second SIX, divided, (shows the
representative of) the union of men in relation with his kindred.
There will be occasion for regret.
3. The third NINE, undivided, (shows its subject)
with his arms hidden in the thick grass, and at the top of a high
mound. (But) for three years he makes no demonstration.
4. The fourth NINE, undivided, (shows its subject)
mounted on the city wall; but he does not proceed to make the attack
(he contemplates). There will be good fortune.
5. In the fifth NINE, undivided, (the
representative of) the union of men first wails and cries out, and
then laughs. His great host conquers, and he (and the subject of the
second line) meet together.
6. The topmost NINE, undivided, (shows the
representative of) the union of men in the suburbs. There will be no
occasion for repentance.