Hexagram Number 45 Keyword(s):In Accord
Symbolic of: a gathering
THE ZHUI HEXAGRAM
The General Meaning
In (the state denoted by) Zhui, the king will
repair to his ancestral temple. It will be advantageous (also) to
meet with the great man; and then there will be progress and
success, though the advantage must come through firm correctness.
The use of great victims will conduce to good fortune; and in
whatever direction movement is made, it will be advantageous.
Explanation of the separate lines
1. The first SIX, divided, shows its subject with
a sincere desire (for union), but unable to carry it out, so that
disorder is brought into the sphere of his union. If he cry out (for
help to his proper correlate), all at once (his tears) will give
place to smiles. He need not mind (the temporary difficulty); as he
goes forward, there will be no error.
2. The second SIX, divided, shows its subject led
forward (by his correlate). There will be good fortune, and freedom
from error. There is entire sincerity, and in that case (even the
small offerings of) the vernal sacrifice are acceptable.
3. The third SIX, divided, shows its subject
striving after union and seeming to sigh, yet nowhere finding any
advantage. If he go forward, he will not err, though there may be
some small cause for regret.
4. The fourth NINE, undivided, shows its subject
in such a state that, if he be greatly fortunate, he will receive no
5. The fifth NINE, undivided, shows the union (of
all) under its subject in the place of dignity. There will be no
error. If any do not have confidence in him, let him see to it that
(his virtue) be great, long-continued, and firmly correct, and all
occasion for repentance will disappear.
6. The topmost SIX, divided, shows its subject
sighing and weeping; but there will be no error.