Hexagram Number 49 Keyword(s):Revolution
Symbolic of: revolution
THE KO HEXAGRAM
The General Meaning
(What takes place as indicated by) Ko is believed
in only after it has been accomplished. There will be great progress
and success. Advantage will come from being firm and correct. (In
that case) occasion for repentance will disappear.
Explanation of the separate lines
1. The first NINE, undivided, shows its subject
(as if he were) bound with the skin of a yellow ox.
2. The second SIX, divided, shows its subject
making his changes after some time has passed. Action taken will be
fortunate. There will be no error.
3. The third NINE, undivided, shows that action
taken by its subject will be evil. Though he be firm and correct,
his position is perilous. If the change (he contemplates) have been
three times fully discussed, he will be believed in.
4. The fourth NINE, undivided, shows occasion for
repentance disappearing (from its subject). Let him be believed in;
and though he change (existing) ordinances, there will be good
5. The fifth NINE, undivided, shows the great man
(producing his changes) as the tiger (does when he) changes (his
stripes). Before he divines (and proceeds to action), faith has been
reposed in him.
6. The sixth SIX, divided, shows the superior man
producing his changes as the leopard (does when he) changes (his
spots), while small men change their faces (and show their
obedience). To go forward (now) would lead to evil, but there will
be good fortune in abiding firm and correct.