Paving the way for
[cools hot heads,
strengthens weak limbs,
quiets restless spirits
Dynamics of the Hexagram
Upper Trigram: Kan, Water
2nd Core Character: Gen, Mountain
1st Core Character: Kun, Earth
Lower Trigram: Kun, Earth
The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix
The Changes in Detail
Lower Trigram: Kun, the Earth
First Change: Kun → Kun, the Earth
Second Change: Kun → Gen, the Mountain
Third Change: Gen → Kan, the Water
Upper Trigram: Kan, the Water
Follow the Path of the Dao: A Western Approximation
The Interplay of Yin and Yang
Changes and Impulses
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Holding together (08) is cheerful.
On earth there is water: the image of holding together. Thus the ancient kings awarded the individual states as fiefs and cultivated friendly relationships with the feudal lords.
Holding together brings good fortune. Inquire of the oracle again whether you possess sublimity, constancy, and perseverance; then there is no blame. The uncertain join gradually. Whoever arrives too late experiences misfortune.Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes