By: James Byrd
A. Hexagram thirty-eight is called Jian, or Limping. Additional interpretations are Obstruction and Afoot. The lower trigram is Gen: bound or mountain. The upper trigram is Kan: Gorge or water.
B. The Judgment1. Obstruction. The southwest furthers.
The northeast does not further.
2. The flying bird brings the message: It is not well to strive upward,
It is well to remain below. Great good fortune.
C. The Image1. Thunder on the mountain: (you heard?)
a) The image of Preponderance of the Small.
b) Thus, in his conduct, the superior man gives preponderance to reverence.
In bereavement, he gives preponderance to grief.
In his expenditures, he gives preponderance to thrift.
II. Other interpretations
B. Nobody likes Trouble, take it slow today folks, Nov. 10, 2022, Hurricane Nicole.
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