Hexagram Number 37 Keyword(s):The Family
Symbolic of: the family type
THE KI� ZĂN
The General Meaning
For (the realisation of what is taught in) Ki�
Zăn, (or for the regulation of the family), what is most
advantageous is that the wife be firm and correct.
Explanation of the separate lines
1. The first NINE, undivided, shows its subject
establishing restrictive regulations in his household Occasion for
repentance will disappear.
2. The second SIX, divided, shows its subject
taking nothing on herself, but in her central place attending to the
preparation of the food. Through her firm correctness there will be
3. The third NINE, undivided, shows its subject
(treating) the members of the household with stern severity. There
will be occasion for repentance, there will be peril, (but) there
will (also) be good fortune. If the wife and children were to be
smirking and chattering, in the end there would be occasion for
4. The fourth SIX, divided, shows its subject
enriching the family. There will be great good fortune.
5. The fifth NINE, undivided, shows the influence
of the king extending to his family. There need be no anxiety; there
will be good fortune.
6. The topmost NINE, undivided, shows its subject
possessed of sincerity and arrayed in majesty. In the end there will
be good fortune.