55 - Abundance

Contemporary Interpretation

55 - Abundance

First listen and then
act with determination

Growth that
Lets us
First listen
And then
With determination.

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Hexagram

yin yin yang yang yin yang

Upper Trigram: Zhen, Thunder

2nd Core Character: Dui, Lake

1st Core Character: Sun, Wind (Tree)

Lower Trigram: Li, Fire

The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix

The Changes: 55 - abundance

The Changes in Detail

Lower Trigram: Li, the Fire

First Change: Li → Sun, the Wind / Tree

Second Change: Sun → Dui, the Lake

Third Change: Dui → Zhen, the Thunder

Upper Trigram: Zhen, the Thunder

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

Abundance (55) signifies many of occasions.

The image

Thunder and lightning come both: the image of abundance. Thus the superior man decides litigations and executes punishments.

The judgement

Abundance has success. The king attains it. Do not be sad; you have to be like the sun at noon. Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes

References and Connotations