Hexagram Number 25 Keyword(s):Simplicity
Symbolic of: innocence
THE W� WANG HEXAGRAM
The General Meaning
W� Wang indicates great progress and success,
while there will be advantage in being firm and correct. If (its
subject and his action) be not correct, he will fall into errors,
and it will not be advantageous for him to move in any direction.
Explanation of the separate lines
1. The first NINE, undivided, shows its subject
free from all insincerity. His advance will be accompanied with good
2. The second SIX, divided, shows one who reaps
without having ploughed (that he might reap), and gathers the
produce of his third year's fields without having cultivated them
the first year for that end. To such a one there will be advantage
in whatever direction he may move.
3. The third SIX, divided, shows calamity
happening to one who is free from insincerity;--as in the case of an
ox that has been tied up. A passer by finds it (and carries it off),
while the people in the neighbourhood have the calamity (of being
accused and. apprehended).
4. The fourth NINE, undivided, shows (a case) in
which, if its subject can remain firm and correct, there will be no
5. The fifth NINE, undivided, shows one who is
free from insincerity, and yet has fallen ill. Let him not use
medicine, and he will have occasion for joy (in his recovery).
6. The topmost NINE, undivided, shows its subject
free from insincerity, yet sure to fall into error, if he take
action. (His action) will not be advantageous in any way.