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Hexagram 51
Chên - The Arousing (Shock, Thunder)

yin
yin above: Chên / The Arousing, Thunder
yang
yin
yin below: Chên / The Arousing, Thunder
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CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Fifty-One/Line Two


Six in the second place means:
Shock comes bringing danger.
A hundred thousand times
You lose your treasures
And must climb the nine hills.
Do not go in pursuit of them.
After seven days you will get them back again.

Nine hills


This pictures a situation in which a shock endangers a man and he suffers great losses. Resistance would be contrary to the movement of the time and for this reason unsuccessful. Therefore he must simply retreat to heights inaccessible to the threatening forces of danger. He must accept his loss of property without worrying too much about it. When the time of shock and upheaval that has robbed him of his possessions has passed, he will get them back again without going in pursuit of them.



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