60 - Limitation

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Contemporary Interpretation

60 - Limitation

Debris turns humus

A seemingly
Inflexible
Situation
Which
Surprisingly
resolves:
Debris
Turns humus.

The Changes

yin yang yin yin yang yang

Upper Trigram: Kan, Water

2nd Core Character: Gen, Mountain

1st Core Character: Zhen, Thunder

Lower Trigram: Dui, Lake

Informationen zum Interpretationsmodell

Classical Interpretation

Limitation (60) signifies adherence.

The image

Water above the lake: the image of limitation. Thus the superior man verifies number and dimension and examines the nature of virtue and adequate conduct.

The judgement

Limitation. Success. In bitter limitation one should not practice with perseverance. Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Changes: 60 - limitation

Lower Trigram: Dui, the Lake

Dui crosses the natural boundary of our self in two ways: from the inside outwardly and from the outside inwardly. From the outside ... Read more inwardly means that we open ourselves to the outside, to our environment, let us be inspired and ultimately accept and integrate what we encounter. From the inside outwardly invites us to express our innermost to the outside and let it come alive within the world. Both movements are tightly interconnected, just like the rhythm of our breathing: inhaling, exhaling. Hide

First Change: Dui → Zhen, the Thunder

Zhen develops when a (broken) yin line is added (dark arrow; yin symbolizes receptivity). If we open ourselves towards the ... Read more exterior, towards our environment (Dui) there will be consequences: a seed will be planted, something within ourselves will begin to resonate with the environment. This resonance will consolidate, will become reply, decision and finally visible for all in resolute action. Hide

Second Change: Zhen → Gen, the Mountain

The red arrow indicates that a (solid) yang line is added. Yang stands for energy, for activity. The initial decision (Zhen) produces ... Read more disengagement, dissolving, transformation of the old. The old (the withered, the past structure) firstly persists and later on slowly dissolves, while the new structure is already growing. Hide

Third Change: Gen → Kan, the Water

Kan develops when a (broken) yin line is added (dark arrow; yin symbolizes receptivity). Gen's disengagement opened a path for ... Read more us to reconnect with our spiritual self: our own inner, intuitive wisdom, collected all along our path to here and now, ready to nurture us. Hide

Upper Trigram: Kan, the Water

Kan represents our basic trust and our unconscious resources, a distillate of our own - and sometimes third party ... Read more - experiences and information that lie beyond our daily consciousness. Impulses and inspirations emerge from Kan and may trigger decisions or initiate actions. If we follow this gut feeling our actions will have a special quality: they feel a particular way "right". Hide

The Path: Following the Changes

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yin yang yin yin yang yang

Upper Trigram: Kan, Water

2nd Core Character: Gen, Mountain

1st Core Character: Zhen, Thunder

Lower Trigram: Dui, Lake

Lower Trigram: my Starting Point

Upper Trigram: my Objective

My First Step: 1st Core Character

My Second Step: 2nd Core Character

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