42 - Increase

Contemporary Interpretation

42 - Increase

Determination brings
deliberate, adamant growth

And with a
Clear direction,
Brings deliberate
But adamant

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Hexagram

yang yang yin yin yin yang

Upper Trigram: Sun, Wind (Tree)

2nd Core Character: Gen, Mountain

1st Core Character: Kun, Earth

Lower Trigram: Zhen, Thunder

The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix

The Changes: 42 - increase

The Changes in Detail

Lower Trigram: Zhen, the Thunder

First Change: Zhen → Kun, the Earth

Second Change: Kun → Gen, the Mountain

Third Change: Gen → Sun, the Wind / Tree

Upper Trigram: Sun, the Wind / Tree

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 characters »decrease« and »increase« (42) show the beginning of flourishment and decay.

The image

Wind and thunder: the image increase. Thus the superior man: if he sees the good, he mimics it; if he has flaws, he rids himself of them.

The judgement

Increase. It furthers to undertake something. It furthers to cross the great water. Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes

References and Connotations