50 - The Caldron

Contemporary Interpretation

50 - The Caldron

Surprising insight

Until I am
Then again
Merging into
The song
Of the world:

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Hexagram

yang yin yang yang yang yin

Upper Trigram: Li, Fire

2nd Core Character: Dui, Lake

1st Core Character: Qian, Heaven

Lower Trigram: Sun, Wind (Tree)

The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix

The Changes: 50 - the caldron

The Changes in Detail

Lower Trigram: Sun, the Wind / Tree

First Change: Sun → Qian, the Heaven

Second Change: Qian → Dui, the Lake

Third Change: Dui → Li, the Fire

Upper Trigram: Li, the Fire

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 cauldron (50) signifies receiving the new.

The image

Above the wood is fire: the image of the cauldron. Thus the superior man consolidates fate by correcting the position.

The judgement

The caldron. Sublime good fortune. Success. Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes

References and Connotations