Hexagram Number 56 Keyword(s):The Stranger
Symbolic of: exile
THE L� HEXAGRAM
The General Meaning
L� intimates that (in the condition which it
denotes) there may be some little attainment and progress. If the
stranger or traveller be firm and correct as he ought to be, there
will be good fortune.
Explanation of the separate lines
1. The first SIX, divided, shows the stranger mean
and meanly occupied. It is thus that he brings on himself (further)
2. The second SIX, divided, shows the stranger,
occupying his lodging-house, carrying with him his means of
livelihood, and provided with good and trusty servants.
3. The third NINE, undivided, shows the stranger,
burning his lodging-house, and having lost his servants. However
firm and correct he (try to) be, he will be in peril.
4. The fourth NINE, undivided, shows the traveller
in a resting-place, having (also) the means of livelihood and the
axe, (but still saying), 'I am not at ease in my mind.'
5. The fifth SIX, divided, shows its subject
shooting a pheasant. He will lose his arrow, but in the end he will
obtain praise and a (high) charge.
6. The sixth NINE, undivided, suggests the idea of
a bird burning its nest. The stranger, (thus represented), first
laughs and then cries out. He has lost his ox(-like docility) too
readily and easily. There will be evil.