Converting the Maiden:Convert, Kuei (KWEI MEI)
Hexagram Number 54 Keyword(s):The Marrying Maiden
Symbolic of: a marrying girl
THE KWEI MEI HEXAGRAM
The General Meaning
Kwei Mei indicates that (under the conditions
which it denotes) action will be evil, and in no wise advantageous.
Explanation of the separate lines
1. The first NINE, undivided, shows the younger
sister married off in a position ancillary to the real wife. (It
suggests the idea of) a person lame on one leg who yet manages to
tramp along. Going forward will be fortunate.
2. The second NINE, undivided, shows her blind of
one eye, and yet able to see. There will be advantage in her
maintaining the firm correctness of a solitary widow.
3. The third SIX, divided, shows the younger
sister who was to be married off in a mean position. She returns and
accepts an ancillary position.
4. The fourth NINE, undivided, shows the younger
sister who is to be married off protracting the time. She may be
late in being married, but the time will come.
5. The fifth SIX, divided, reminds us of the
marrying of the younger sister of (king) T�-y�, when the sleeves
of her the princess were not equal to those of the (still) younger
sister who accompanied her in an inferior capacity. (The case
suggests the thought of) the moon almost full. There will be good
6. The sixth SIX, divided, shows the young lady
bearing the basket, but without anything in it, and the gentleman
slaughtering the sheep, but without blood flowing from it. There
will be no advantage in any way.