Hexagram Number 40 Keyword(s):Liberation
Symbolic of: freedom from or liberation
THE KIEH HEXAGRAM
The General Meaning
In (the state indicated by) Kieh advantage
will be found in the south-west. If no (further) operations be
called for, there will be good fortune in coming back (to the old
conditions). If some operations be called for, there will be good
fortune in the early conducting of them.
Explanation of the separate lines
1. The first SIX, divided, shows that its subject
will commit no error.
2. The second NINE, undivided, shows its subject
catch, in hunting, three foxes, and obtain the yellow (= golden)
arrows. With firm correctness there will be good fortune.
3. The third SIX, divided, shows a porter with his
burden, (yet) riding in a carriage. He will (only) tempt robbers to
attack him. However firm and correct he may (try to) be, there will
be cause for regret.
4. (To the subject of) the fourth NINE, undivided,
(it is said), 'Remove your toes. Friends will (then) come, between
you and whom there will be mutual confidence.'
5. The fifth SIX, divided, shows (its subject),
the superior man (= the ruler), executing his function of removing
(whatever is injurious to the idea of the hexagram), in which case
there will he good fortune, and confidence in him will be shown even
by the small men.
6. In the sixth SIX, divided, we see a feudal
prince (with his bow) shooting at a falcon on the top of a high
wall, and hitting it. (The effect of his action) will be in every