06 - Conflict

Contemporary Interpretation

06 - Conflict

Slow-ripening insight
bears fruit.

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

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

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Hexagram

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

The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix

The Changes: 06 - conflict

The Changes in Detail

Lower Trigram: Kan, the Water

First Change: Kan → Li, the Fire

Second Change: Li → Sun, the Wind / Tree

Third Change: Sun → Qian, the Heaven

Upper Trigram: Qian, the Heaven

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

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

References and Connotations