58 - The Joyous

Contemporary Interpretation

58 - The Joyous

Ideally, inspiration falls
onto fertile grounds.

Inspiration falls
Onto fertile grounds:
A clear spirit
Lets the seed
Grow into a tree
Whose fruit
Feeds us.

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Hexagram

yin yang yang yin yang yang

Upper Trigram: Dui, Lake

2nd Core Character: Sun, Wind (Tree)

1st Core Character: Li, Fire

Lower Trigram: Dui, Lake

The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix

The Changes: 58 - the joyous

The Changes in Detail

Lower Trigram: Dui, the Lake

First Change: Dui → Li, the Fire

Second Change: Li → Sun, the Wind / Tree

Third Change: Sun → Dui, the Lake

Upper Trigram: Dui, the Lake

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 joyous (58) is obvious.

The image

Lakes resting upon each other: the image of the joyous. Thus together with his friends the superior man meets for discussion and practice.

The judgement

The joyous. Success. Perseverance is favourable. Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes

References and Connotations