"Death and Rebirth!"
[The journey is over
when the road ends.]
[But soon the warmth of life
will return: expression, passion.
A new cycle begins.]
Dynamics of the Hexagram
Upper Trigram: Qian, Heaven
2nd Core Character: Qian, Heaven
1st Core Character: Sun, Wind (Tree)
Lower Trigram: Gen, Mountain
The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix
The Changes in Detail
Lower Trigram: Gen, the Mountain
First Change: Gen → Sun, the Wind / Tree
Second Change: Sun → Qian, the Heaven
Third Change: Qian → Qian, the Heaven
Upper Trigram: Qian, the Heaven
Follow the Path of the Dao: A Western Approximation
The Interplay of Yin and Yang
Changes and Impulses
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Retreat (33) signifies to draw back.
The mountain underneath heaven: the image of retreat. Thus the superior man keeps the inferior people at a distance, not angrily but with reserve.
Tetreat. Success. In small matters perseverance furthers.Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes