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The original Richard Wilhelm translation for the hexagram line...


Hexagram 49
Ko - Revolution (Molting)

yin
yang above: Tui / The Joyous, Lake
yang
yang
yin below: Li / The Clinging, Fire
yang
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CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Forty-Nine/Line One


Nine at the beginning [yang at bottom] means:
Wrapped in the hide of a yellow cow.

'Yellow Cow' - Franz Marc (1880-1916)


Changes ought to be undertaken only when there is nothing else to be done. Therefore at first the utmost restraint is necessary. One must become firm in one's mind, control oneself -- yellow is the colour of the mean, and the cow is the symbol of docility -- and refrain from doing anything for the time being, because any premature offensive will bring evil results.



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