23 - Splitting Apart

Contemporary Interpretation

23 - Splitting Apart

Nourishing requires disengagement.

Nourishing requires
that we are fed
adherence prevents]

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Hexagram

yang yin yin yin yin yin

Upper Trigram: Gen, Mountain

2nd Core Character: Kun, Earth

1st Core Character: Kun, Earth

Lower Trigram: Kun, Earth

The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix

The Changes: 23 - splitting apart

The Changes in Detail

Lower Trigram: Kun, the Earth

First and Second Change: Kun → Kun, the Earth

Third Change: Kun → Gen, the Mountain

Upper Trigram: Gen, the Mountain

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

Splitting apart (23) signifies decay.

The image

The mountain rests on the earth: the image of splitting apart. Thus those above can solely ensure their position through generous donations to those below.

The judgement

Splitting apart. It does not further to go anywhere. Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes

References and Connotations