36 - Darkening of the Light

Contemporary Interpretation

36 - Darkening of the Light

Clarity and intuition =
fertile grounds

And intuition
That is rooted
In fertile

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Hexagram

yin yin yin yang yin yang

Upper Trigram: Kun, Earth

2nd Core Character: Zhen, Thunder

1st Core Character: Kan, Water

Lower Trigram: Li, Fire

The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix

The Changes: 36 - darkening of the light

The Changes in Detail

Lower Trigram: Li, the Fire

First Change: Li → Kan, the Water

Second Change: Kan → Zhen, the Thunder

Third Change: Zhen → Kun, the Earth

Upper Trigram: Kun, the Earth

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

Darkening of the light (36) signifies injury.

The image

The light has sunk into the earth: the image of darkening of the light. Thus the superior man lives with the masses: he veils his brightness, yet he remains shining.

The judgement

Darkening of the light. In adversity it furthers to be persevering.
Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes

References and Connotations