Ching - Accumulating
Small: Small Hsiao (HSI�O KH�)
Hexagram Number 09 Keyword(s):Restraining
Symbolic of: some small involvement
THE HSI�O KH� HEXAGRAM
The General Meaning
Hsi�o Kh� indicates that
(under its conditions) there will be progress and success. (We see)
dense clouds, but no rain coming from our borders in the west.
Explanation of the separate lines
1. The first NINE, undivided, shows
its subject returning and pursuing his own course. What mistake
should he fall into? There will be good fortune.
2. The second NINE, undivided,
shows its subject, by the attraction (of the former line), returning
(to the proper course). There will be good fortune.
3. The third NINE, undivided,
suggests the idea of a carriage, the strap beneath which has been
removed, or of a husband and wife looking on each other with averted
4. The fourth SIX, divided, shows
its subject possessed of sincerity. The danger of bloodshed is
thereby averted, and his (ground for) apprehension dismissed. There
will be no mistake.
5. The fifth NINE, undivided, shows
its subject possessed of sincerity, and drawing others to unite with
him. Rich in resources, he employs his neighbours (in the same cause
6. The topmost NINE, undivided,
shows how the rain has fallen, and the (onward progress) is
stayed;--(so) must we value the full accumulation of the virtue
(represented by the upper trigram). But a wife (exercising
restraint), however firm and correct she may be, is in a position of
peril, (and like) the moon approaching to the full. If the superior
man prosecute his measures (in such circumstances), there will be