56 - The Wanderer

Contemporary Interpretation

56 - The Wanderer

Listen to the inside -
and see the world clearly.

Retreat to yourself:
Just like a
Caterpillar in its
Listen within
And sometime
See the

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Hexagram

yang yin yang yang yin yin

Upper Trigram: Li, Fire

2nd Core Character: Dui, Lake

1st Core Character: Sun, Wind (Tree)

Lower Trigram: Gen, Mountain

The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix

The Changes: 56 - the wanderer

The Changes in Detail

Lower Trigram: Gen, the Mountain

First Change: Gen → Sun, the Wind / Tree

Second Change: Sun → Dui, the Lake

Third Change: Dui → Li, the Fire

Upper Trigram: Li, the Fire

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

Whose friends are few, that is the wanderer (56).

The image

Fire on the mountain: the image of the wanderer. Thus the superior man is clear and careful in executing punishments and does not delay any litigations.

The judgement

The wanderer. Success through smallness. Perseverance brings good fortune for the wanderer. Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes

References and Connotations