40 - Deliverance

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Contemporary Interpretation

40 - Deliverance

Abysses transform into projections:
springboards

We are rooted
In abysses.
Look closely!
And suddenly
Abysses transform
Into projections:
Springboards

The Changes

yin yin yang yin yang yin

Upper Trigram: Zhen, Thunder

2nd Core Character: Kan, Water

1st Core Character: Li, Fire

Lower Trigram: Kan, Water

Informationen zum Interpretationsmodell

Classical Interpretation

Deliverance (40) signifies relaxation.

The image

Thunder and rain rise: the image of deliverance. Thus the superior man forgives mistakes and misdeeds.

The judgement

deliverance. The south west furthers. If there is nothing to return to, then coming back brings good fortune. If there is still something to return to, then swiftness brings good fortune. Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Changes: 40 - deliverance

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 → Kan, the Water

Kan develops when a (broken) yin line is added (dark arrow; yin symbolizes receptivity). Our ability to intellectually differentiate ... Read more impressions, facts, feelings etc. (Li) gives us clarity and creates a sense of calm. A peaceful mind yet makes it easier for us to trustingly open ourselves to the messages from our spiritual grounds (Kan): gut feelings, presentiments, intuitions. Hide

Third Change: Kan → Zhen, the Thunder

Zhen develops when a (broken) yin line is added (dark arrow; yin symbolizes receptivity). Trusting our gut feelings, being open to ... Read more impulses from our unconscious resources creates the primordial seed of a new action, the first step into a new direction. Hide

Upper Trigram: Zhen, the Thunder

Zhen represents our ability to make decisions, our determination, enthusiasm, courage, and precision; but also ... Read more flexibility and strength belong to Zhen. If we look at nature, then Zhen's pattern of movement is that of a bud in its protective sleeve, just beginning to break open: a sudden, decisive and courageous move Hide

The Path: Following the Changes

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yin yin yang yin yang yin

Upper Trigram: Zhen, Thunder

2nd Core Character: Kan, Water

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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