by James Byrd
A. Hexagram fifty-three parallels that of self-development, or just plain old developmental change. The situation is named Jian or infiltrating. Additional variations are just as I have said, development, gradual progress, and advancement. the lower trigram is gen: bound or mountain. The upper trigram is xun: wind.
Good fortune brings good fortune.
2. Perseverance furthers.
B. The Image1. On the mountain, a tree.
a) Now we can see the image of developmental growth.
b) Thus the superior man abides in dignity and virtue,
in order to improve the mores.
II. My interpretation
Good day to get out there and exercise, and enjoy the outdoors as it develops into winter. All-day we see progress in our right now evolving environment. We are now moving from the notion of hexagram fifty-three to that o0f hexagram fifty-four the marriageable maiden. We should be cultivating for the next phase when it comes to the hexagram that follows the current one.
Karcher, S. and Ritesema, R. (1995). I Ching: The Classic Chinese Oracle of Change [The First Complete Translation with Concordance]
Legge, James (2012). The I Ching: The Book of Changes (Sacred Books of China: The Book of Changes)
Reifler, S. (1974) I Ching: The World's Oldest and Most Revered System of Fortune Telling
Van Over, R. (1971), I Ching
Wilhelm, R., and Baynes. C.F. (1967). The I Ching, or, Book of Changes (Bollingen Series XIX)
Wilhelm, Hellmut and Richard Wilhelm (1995). Understanding the I Ching