05 - Waiting

Contemporary Interpretation

05 - Waiting

My own
abysses / springboards

I, I,
All I,
Open myself
To the world
And discern:
My own

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Hexagram

yin yang yin yang yang yang

Upper Trigram: Kan, Water

2nd Core Character: Li, Fire

1st Core Character: Dui, Lake

Lower Trigram: Qian, Heaven

The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix

The Changes: 05 - waiting (nourishment)

The Changes in Detail

Lower Trigram: Qian, the Heaven

First Change: Qian → Dui, the Lake

Second Change: Dui → Li, the Fire

Third Change: Li → Kan, the Water

Upper Trigram: Kan, the Water

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

Waiting (05) means »not to progress«.

The image

Clouds raise up to heaven: the image of waiting. Thus the superior man eats and drinks, and is cheerful and merry.

The judgement

The waiting. If you are truthful, you will have light and success. Perseverance brings good fortune. It furthers to cross the great water. Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes

References and Connotations