Hexagram Number 57 Keyword(s):The Gentle
Symbolic of: the wind
THE SUN HEXAGRAM
The General Meaning
Sun intimates that (under the conditions which it
denotes) there will be some little attainment and progress. There
will be advantage in movement onward in whatever direction. It will
be advantageous (also) to see the great man.
Explanation of the separate lines
1. The first SIX, divided, shows its subject (now)
advancing, (now) receding. It would be advantageous for him to have
the firm correctness of a brave soldier.
2. The second NINE, undivided, shows the
representative of Sun beneath a couch, and employing diviners and
exorcists in a way bordering on confusion. There will be good
fortune and no error.
3. The third NINE, undivided, shows its subject
penetrating (only) by violent and repeated efforts. There will be
occasion for regret.
4. The fourth SIX, divided, shows all occasion for
repentance (in its subject) passed away. He takes game for its
threefold use in his hunting.
5. The fifth NINE, undivided, shows that with firm
correctness there will be good fortune (to its subject). All
occasion for repentance will disappear, and all his movements will
be advantageous. There may have been no (good) beginning, but there
will be a (good) end. Three days before making any changes, (let him
give notice of them); and three days after, (let him reconsider
them). There will (thus) be good fortune.
6. The sixth NINE, undivided, shows the
representative of penetration beneath a couch, and having lost the
axe with which he executed his decisions. However firm and correct
he may (try to) be, there will be evil.