Hexagram Number 27 Keyword(s):Nourishment
Symbolic of: nourishment
THE I HEXAGRAM
The General Meaning
� indicates that with firm correctness there will
be good fortune (in what is denoted by it). We must look at what we
are seeking to nourish, and by the exercise of our thoughts seek for
the proper aliment.
Explanation of the separate lines
1. The first NINE, undivided, (seems to be thus
addressed), 'You leave your efficacious tortoise, and look at me
till your lower jaw hangs down.' There will be evil.
2. The second SIX, divided, shows one looking
downwards for nourishment, which is contrary to what is proper; or
seeking it from the height (above), advance towards which will lead
3. The third SIX, divided, shows one acting
contrary to the method of nourishing. However firm he may be, there
will be evil. For ten years let him not take any action, (for) it
will not be in any way advantageous.
4. The fourth SIX, divided, shows one looking
downwards for (the power to) nourish. There will be good fortune.
Looking with a tiger's downward unwavering glare, and with his
desire that impels him to spring after spring, he will fall into no
5. The fifth SIX, divided, shows one acting
contrary to what is regular and proper; but if he abide in firmness,
there will be good fortune. He should not, (however, try to) cross
the great stream.
6. The sixth NINE, undivided, shows him from whom
comes the nourishing. His position is perilous, but there will be
good fortune. It will be advantageous to cross the great stream.