Hexagram Number 35 Keyword(s):Progress
Symbolic of: meeting the great man
THE ZIN HEXAGRAM
The General Meaning
In Zin we see a prince who secures the
tranquility (of the people) presented on that account with numerous
horses (by the king), and three times in a day received at
Explanation of the separate lines
1. The first SIX, divided, shows one wishing to
advance, and (at the same time) kept back. Let him be firm and
correct, and there will be good fortune. If trust be not reposed in
him, let him maintain a large and generous mind, and there will be
2. The second SIX, divided, shows its subject with
the appearance of advancing, and yet of being sorrowful. If he be
firm and correct, there will be good fortune. He will receive this
great blessing from his grandmother.
3. The third SIX, divided, shows its subject
trusted by all (around him). All occasion for repentance will
4. The fourth NINE, undivided, shows its subject
with the appearance of advancing, but like a marmot. However firm
and correct he may be, the position is one of peril.
5. The fifth SIX, divided, shows how all occasion
for repentance disappears (from its subject). (But) let him not
concern himself about whether he shall fail or succeed. To advance
will be fortunate, and in every way advantageous.
6. The topmost NINE, undivided, shows one
advancing his horns. But he only uses them to punish the (rebellious
people of his own) city. The position is perilous, but there will be
good fortune. (Yet) however firm and correct he may be, there will
be occasion for regret.