17 – THE SUI HEXAGRAM

Water of Fire

Sui


SUI: Follow after; but in following checked
by being firm, unwavering and correct.


Changing pursuit, seek friends beyond thy gate.
Should one leave old, and follow a young boy?
Wiselier leave youth, and age's wit employ.
Adherents hurt; make sure thy way is straight.
Follow all excellence with eager gait.
The sincere king may sacrifice with joy.

18 – THE KU HEXAGRAM

Earth of Air

Ku


KU: Service. Thou mayst cross the stream no doubt,
if thou have fully thought thy purpose out.


Good son, repair thy sire's infirmity;
Be gentle with thy mother's frailty, Son.
Yea, clear thy father's troubles, every one.
Restrain thy course; view them indulgently.
Thus gain the praise of thine utility.
Do what thou wilt, thyself, a slave to none!

19 – THE LIN HEXAGRAM

Yoni of Water

Lin


LIN: Great; here's progress and success to firm
correctness; but -  more trouble at the term!


Now with thy comrade firmly force the pace!
Advance with him - alliance wins the race.
Be cautious, or advance may lead thee astray.
Go forward only in the noblest way.
Great rulers need great wisdom every day.
Honest, magnanimous, woo fortune's ray.

20 – THE KWAN HEXAGRAM

Air of Yoni

Kwan


KWAN: Manifesting; contemplating; see
thou be sincere, pure, just, with dignity.


Thoughtless and boyish: little shalt thou see!
Peep from thy door - a woman's modesty.
Consider thine whole course insistently.
State's weal resolved, seek aid of majesty.
Consider thy life's course, lest action err,
And criticise thy soul's true character.

21 – THE SHIH HO HEXAGRAM

Sun of Fire

Shih Ho


SHIH HO: Unite by gnawing; here success
comes by the proper use of legal stress.


Nip crime in the bud; lop toes, put feet in stocks;
Else - flesh and nose must next be bitten through.
Quick, or dried flesh gives double work to do!
Gnaw, gnaw, fake pledges ere the gate unlocks.
Gnaw: gold rewards precaution firm and true.
Or, last, the Gangue - the ears cut off, fate mocks.

22 – THE PI HEXAGRAM

Earth of Sun

Pi


PI: Ornament, should have free course indeed.
But - in its place: it shall not take the lead.


Adorn thy feet, and have no need of horses.
Adorn thy beard, for dignity is due.
Adorn, seek firm correctness in thy courses!
Horsed, winged, desire the honest and true!
Though poor, suburban, there's good work to do.
Clad in pure white, simplicity thy force is.

23 – THE PO HEXAGRAM

Earth of Yoni

Po


PO: Falling; overturning; when things quake
to agitate them more is a mistake.


Injure the couch's legs, soon all will go;
Injure its frame, soon total overthrow.
Destroy, when need is - will not wisdom show?
The couch destroyed, its occupant hath woe.
Be loyal, help thy followers; all's aglow.
That'll bear thee brave; the small man digs his grave.

24 – THE FU HEXAGRAM

Yoni of Fire

Fu


FU: Coming back; thou'rt free to come and go.
Friends help; now move with confidence aglow


Correct small blunders - look for lucky wonders!
Hast erred? Return and take the proper way.
Return, return; and go no more astray!
Return though all thy comrades say thee nay.
Nobly return - the master of thy day!
But error piled on error - deuce to pay!

 

 

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