09 - The Taming Power of the Small

Contemporary Interpretation

09 - The Taming Power of the Small

Discern and
continue growing

I, I,
All I,
Until I open myself
To the world,
And continue

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Hexagram

yang yang yin yang yang yang

Upper Trigram: Sun, Wind (Tree)

2nd Core Character: Li, Fire

1st Core Character: Dui, Lake

Lower Trigram: Qian, Heaven

The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix

The Changes: 09 - the taming power of the small

The Changes in Detail

Lower Trigram: Qian, the Heaven

First Change: Qian → Dui, the Lake

Second Change: Dui → Li, the Fire

Third Change: Li → Sun, the Wind / Tree

Upper Trigram: Sun, the Wind / Tree

Follow the Path of the Dao: A Western Approximation

The Interplay of Yin and Yang

Dem Weg des Dao folgen: Annäherung aus Westen

Changes and Impulses

Exemplary Experiences

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Classical Interpretation

The taming power of the small (09) is minor.

The image

The wind drives across heaven: the image of the taming power of the small. Thus the superior man refines the outer appearance of his nature.

The judgement

The taming power of the small has success. Dense clouds, no rain from our western region. Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes

References and Connotations