07 - The Army

Contemporary Interpretation

07 - The Army

Feed what holds us

We are rooted
In abysses,
On projections.
We should feed [honor]
What reaches us
From there
So that it gives us

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Hexagram

yin yin yin yin yang yin

Upper Trigram: Kun, Earth

2nd Core Character: Kun, Earth

1st Core Character: Zhen, Thunder

Lower Trigram: Kan, Water

The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix

The Changes: 07 - the army

The Changes in Detail

Lower Trigram: Kan, the Water

First Change: Kan → Zhen, the Thunder

Second Change: Zhen → Kun, the Earth

Third Change: Kun → Kun, the Earth

Upper Trigram: Kun, the Earth

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 army (07) signifies sorrow.

The image

In the middle of the earth is water: the image of the army. Thus the superior man increases his masses through generosity towards the people.

The judgement

The army. The army needs perseverance and a strong man. Good fortune without blame. Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes

References and Connotations