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


小过

Hexagram 62
Hsiao Kuo - Preponderance of the Small

yin
yin above: Chên / The Arousing, Thunder
yang
yang
yin below: Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain
yin
blue tit

CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Sixty-Two/Line One


Six at the beginning [yin at bottom] means:
The bird meets with misfortune through flying.

Bird Leaving Nest - Larry Moore


A bird ought to remain in the nest till it is fledged. If it tries to fly before this, it invites misfortune. Extraordinary measures should be resorted to only when all else fails. At first we ought to put up with traditional ways as long as possible; otherwise we exhaust ourselves and our energy and still achieve nothing.



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