12 - Standstill

Contemporary Interpretation

12 - Standstill

Nurturing is like
kindling a small fire.

Nurturing is like
A small fire:
Some burn well.
And others
Are not meant for us.
then grow
until passion

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Hexagram

yin yin yin yin yin yin

Upper Trigram: Qian, Heaven

2nd Core Character: Sun, Wind (Tree)

1st Core Character: Gen, Mountain

Lower Trigram: Kun, Earth

The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix

The Changes: 12 - standstill

The Changes in Detail

Lower Trigram: Kun, the Earth

First Change: Kun → Gen, the Mountain

Second Change: Gen → Sun, the Wind / Tree

Third Change: Sun → Qian, the Heaven

Upper Trigram: Qian, the Heaven

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 characters »stagnation« (12) and »peace« are opposites by their nature.

The image

Heaven and earth do not unite: the image of stagnation. Thus the superior man withdraws to his inner qualities to avoid difficulties. He does not permit himself to be honoured with revenue.

The judgement

Stagnation.vil people do not further the the perseverance of the superior man. The great departs, the small approaches. Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes

References and Connotations