Hexagram Number 42 Keyword(s):Increase
Symbolic of: an increase
THE Y� HEXAGRAM
The General Meaning
Y� indicates that (in the state which it denotes)
there will be advantage in every movement which shall be undertaken,
that it will be advantageous (even) to cross the great stream.
Explanation of the separate lines
1. The first NINE, undivided, shows that it will
be advantageous for its subject in his position to make a great
movement. If it be greatly fortunate, no blame will be imputed to
2. The second SIX, divided, shows parties adding
to the stores of its subject ten pairs of tortoise shells whose
oracles cannot be opposed. Let him persevere in being firm and
correct, and there will be good fortune. Let the king, (having the
virtues thus distinguished), employ them in presenting his offerings
to God, and there will be good fortune.
3. The third SIX, divided, shows increase given to
its subject by means of what is evil, so that he shall (be led to
good), and be without blame. Let him be sincere and pursue the path
of the Mean, (so shall he secure the recognition of the ruler, like)
an officer who announces himself to his prince by the symbol of his
4. The fourth SIX, divided, shows its subject
pursuing the due course. His advice to his prince is followed. He
can with advantage be relied on in such a movement as that of
removing the capital.
5. The fifth NINE, undivided, shows its subject
with sincere heart seeking to benefit (all below). There need be no
question about it; the result will be great good fortune. (All
below) will with sincere heart acknowledge his goodness.
6. In the sixth NINE, undivided, we see one to
whose increase none will contribute, while many will seek to assail
him. He observes no regular rule in the ordering of his heart. There
will be evil.