Hexagram Number 59 Keyword(s):Dispersion
Symbolic of: dispersion
THE HW�N HEXAGRAM
The General Meaning
Hw�n intimates that (under its conditions) there
will be progress and success. The king goes to his ancestral temple;
and it will be advantageous to cross the great stream. It will be
advantageous to be firm and correct.
Explanation of the separate lines
1. The first SIX, divided, shows its subject
engaged in rescuing (from the impending evil) and having (the
assistance of) a strong horse. There will be good fortune.
2. The second NINE, undivided, shows its subject,
amid the dispersion, hurrying to his contrivance (for security). All
occasion for repentance will disappear.
3. The third SIX, divided, shows its subject
discarding any regard to his own person. There will be no occasion
4. The fourth SIX, divided, shows its subject
scattering the (different) parties (in the state); which leads to
great good fortune. From the dispersion (he collects again good men
standing out, a crowd) like a mound, which is what ordinary men
would not have thought of.
5. The fifth NINE, undivided, shows its subject
amidst the dispersion issuing his great announcements as the
perspiration (flows from his body). He scatters abroad (also) the
accumulations in the royal granaries. There will be no error.
6. The topmost NINE, undivided, shows its subject
disposing of (what may be called) its bloody wounds, and going and
separating himself from its anxious fears. There will be no error.