53 - Development

Contemporary Interpretation

53 - Development

Insights and room
for growth

We commonly associate
With loss.
But the
Gap left behind
Often grants
And room
For growth,
No one had dared
To hope for.

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Hexagram

yang yang yin yang yin yin

Upper Trigram: Sun, Wind (Tree)

2nd Core Character: Li, Fire

1st Core Character: Kan, Water

Lower Trigram: Gen, Mountain

The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix

The Changes: 53 - development

The Changes in Detail

Lower Trigram: Gen, the Mountain

First Change: Gen → Kan, the Water

Second Change: Kan → Li, the Fire

Third Change: Li → Sun, the Wind / Tree

Upper Trigram: Sun, the Wind / Tree

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

Development (53) shows how the maiden is married and must await the man to act.

The image

A tree on the mountain: the image of development. Thus the superior man keeps worthy virtue, in order to improve the mores.

The judgement

Development. The maiden will be married. Good fortune. Perseverance furthers. Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes

References and Connotations