06 - Conflict

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Contemporary Interpretation

06 - Conflict

Slow-ripening insight
bears fruit.

Introspection
[Where do I stand?
What is it about?
Which automatisms do control me?]
Provides clarity.
Slow-ripening
Insight
Bears fruit.

[Hasty action may lead to conflicts with the environment which may feel overwhelmed by the sudden change of mind. Result: → conflict!]

The Changes

yang yang yang yin yang yin

Upper Trigram: Qian, Heaven

2nd Core Character: Sun, Wind (Tree)

1st Core Character: Li, Fire

Lower Trigram: Kan, Water

Informationen zum Interpretationsmodell

Classical Interpretation

Conflict (06) means: not to love.

The image

Heaven and water go opposite to each other: the image of conflict. Thus in all his trades the superior man considers the beginning.

The judgement

The conflict. You are truthful and are being restricted. Diligent pausing halfway brings good fortune. Completion brings misfortune. It furthers to see the great man. It does not further to cross the great water. Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Changes: 06 - conflict

Lower 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

First Change: Kan → Li, the Fire

Li develops when a (solid) yang line is added (red arrow; yang symbolizes energy, activity). Head (Li) and gut (Kan) often ... Read more seem to strive into different directions. If we examine the issue carefully we may find the clue to the inner logic of own being: That what seemed to be contradicting unties to personal strength. Hide

Second Change: Li → Sun, the Wind / Tree

Sun develops when a (solid) yang line is added (red arrow; yang symbolizes energy, activity). Once we have clarity (Li) about ... Read more what exactly we want to achieve or where our destination lies, we can embark on our journey (Sun, the tree / wind) to reach our goal. Hide

Third Change: Sun → Qian, the Heaven

Qian develops when a (solid) yang line is added (red arrow; yang symbolizes energy, activity). Sun represents a powerful forward ... Read more thrusting from within ourselves: self-assured, unstoppable, unrelenting, following an invisible, very own, perfect path. This growth reaches its peak in Qian: our clear and coherent self, our true nature. Hide

Upper Trigram: Qian, the Heaven

Qian represents the zenith of our human potential, a state of mind of clarity and coherence, undisturbed by worries, desires, ... Read more thought loops. When our mind is clear, if we are simultaneously one with ourselves and with our goal, we become creator: the constellating power of our coherent mind, our own living consciousness is able to act upon the unstructured potential that surrounds us, to organize and form it according to our will. Hide

The Path: Following the Changes

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yang yang yang yin yang yin

Upper Trigram: Qian, Heaven

2nd Core Character: Sun, Wind (Tree)

1st Core Character: Li, Fire

Lower Trigram: Kan, Water

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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