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Hexagram 18
Ku - Work on What Has Been Spoiled [Decay]

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yin above: Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain
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yang below: Sun / The Gentle, Wind
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CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Eighteen/Line Two


Nine in the second place means:
Setting right what has been spoiled by the mother.
One must not be too persevering.

'The Spoiled Child' - Jean-Baptiste Greuze 1765 - The Hermitage, St. Peterburg


This refers to mistakes that as a result of weakness have brought about decay - hence the symbol, "what has been spoiled by the mother." In setting things right in such a case, a certain gentle consideration is called for. In order not to wound, one should not attempt to proceed too drastically.



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