Hexagram Number 29 Keyword(s):The Deep
Symbolic of: the dire and abysmal
THE KHAN HEXAGRAM
The General Meaning
Khan, here repeated, shows the possession of
sincerity, through which the mind is. penetrating. Action (in
accordance with this) will be of high value.
Explanation of the separate lines
1. The first SIX, divided, shows its subject in
the double defile, and (yet) entering a cavern within it. There will
2. The second NINE, undivided, shows its subject
in all the peril of the defile. He will, however, get a little (of
the deliverance) that he seeks.
3. The third SIX, divided, shows its subject,
whether he comes or goes ( =descends or ascends), confronted by a
defile. All is peril to him and unrest. (His endeavours) will lead
him into the cavern of the pit. There should be no action (in such a
4. The fourth SIX, divided, shows its subject (at
a feast), with (simply) a bottle of spirits, and a subsidiary basket
of rice, while (the cups and bowls) are (only) of earthenware. He
introduces his important lessons (as his ruler's) intelligence
admits. There will in the end be no error.
5. The fifth NINE, undivided, shows the water of
the defile not yet full, (so that it might flow away); but order
will (soon) be brought about. There will be no error.
6. The topmost SIX, divided, shows its subject
bound with cords of three strands or two strands, and placed in the
thicket of thorns. But in three years he does not learn the course
for him to pursue. There will be evil.