I Ching - Converting the Maiden:Convert, Kuei (KWEI MEI)

I Ching Meaning - Hexagram 54 - Converting the Mainden: Convert, Kuei

Hexagram Number 54
Keyword(s): The Marrying Maiden
Symbolic of: a marrying girl

THE KWEI MEI HEXAGRAM



The General Meaning

Kwei Mei indicates that (under the conditions which it denotes) action will be evil, and in no wise advantageous.


Explanation of the separate lines

1. The first NINE, undivided, shows the younger sister married off in a position ancillary to the real wife. (It suggests the idea of) a person lame on one leg who yet manages to tramp along. Going forward will be fortunate.

2. The second NINE, undivided, shows her blind of one eye, and yet able to see. There will be advantage in her maintaining the firm correctness of a solitary widow.

3. The third SIX, divided, shows the younger sister who was to be married off in a mean position. She returns and accepts an ancillary position.

4. The fourth NINE, undivided, shows the younger sister who is to be married off protracting the time. She may be late in being married, but the time will come.

5. The fifth SIX, divided, reminds us of the marrying of the younger sister of (king) T�-y�, when the sleeves of her the princess were not equal to those of the (still) younger sister who accompanied her in an inferior capacity. (The case suggests the thought of) the moon almost full. There will be good fortune.

6. The sixth SIX, divided, shows the young lady bearing the basket, but without anything in it, and the gentleman slaughtering the sheep, but without blood flowing from it. There will be no advantage in any way.

 

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