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


Hexagram 1
Ch'ien - The Creative

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yang above: Ch'ien / The Creative, Heaven
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yang below: Ch'ien / The Creative, Heaven
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Hexagram One/Line Two


Nine in the second place means:
Dragon appearing in the field.
It furthers one to see the great man.

La Palma Lizard (Gallotia galloti palmae), La Palma - Canary Islands, May 2013
photo Lex van den Bos


Here the effects of the light-giving power begin to manifest themselves. In terms of human affairs, this means that the great man makes his appearance in his chosen field of activity. As yet he has no commanding position but is still with his peers. However, what distinguishes him from the others is his seriousness of purpose, his unqualified reliability, and the influence he exerts on his environment without conscious effort. Such a man is destined to gain great influence and to set the world in order. Therefore it is favorable to see him.




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