47 - Oppression

Contemporary Interpretation

47 - Oppression

Introspection gives room
to breathe.

We all are rooted
In abysses
And grow
Into the world.
Room to

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Hexagram

yin yang yang yin yang yin

Upper Trigram: Dui, Lake

2nd Core Character: Sun, Wind (Tree)

1st Core Character: Li, Fire

Lower Trigram: Kan, Water

The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix

The Changes: 47 - oppression

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 → Dui, the Lake

Upper Trigram: Dui, the Lake

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

Oppression (47) signifies encounter.

The image

There is no water in the lake: the image of oppression. Thus the superior man dedicates his life to follow his will.

The judgement

Oppression. Success. Perseverance. The great man brings about good fortune. No blame. When one has something to say, it is not believed. Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes

References and Connotations