Hexagram Number 50 Keyword(s):The Cauldron
Symbolic of: a cauldron
THE TING HEXAGRAM
The General Meaning
Ting gives the intimation of great progress and
Explanation of the separate lines
1. The first SIX, divided, shows the caldron
overthrown and its feet turned up. (But) there will be advantage in its getting rid of what was bad in
it. (Or it shows us) the concubine (whose position is improved) by
means of her son. There will be no error.
2. The second NINE, undivided, shows the caldron
with the things (to be cooked) in it. (If its subject can say), 'My
enemy dislikes me, but he cannot approach me,' there will be good
3. The third NINE, undivided, shows the caldron
with (the places of) its ears changed. The progress (of its subject)
is (thus) stopped. The fat flesh of the pheasant (which is in the
caldron) will not be eaten. But the (genial) rain will come, and the
grounds for repentance will disappear. There will be good fortune in
4. The fourth NINE, undivided, shows the caldron
with its feet broken; and its contents, designed for the ruler's
use, overturned and spilt. Its Subject will be made to blush for
shame. There will be evil.
5. The fifth six, divided, shows the caldron with
yellow ears and rings of metal in them. There will be advantage
through being firm and correct.
6. The sixth NINE, undivided, shows the caldron
with rings of jade. There will be great good fortune, and all action
taken will be in every way advantageous.