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Hexagram 16
Yü - Enthusiasm

yin
yin above: Ch'en / The Arousing, Thunder
yang
yin
yin below: K'un / The Receptive, Earth
yin
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CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Sixteen/Line Five


Six in the fifth place means:
Persistently ill, and still does not die.

Here enthusiasm is obstructed. A man is under constant pressure, which prevents him from breathing freely. However, this pressure has its advantage - it prevents him from consuming his powers in empty enthusiasm. Thus constant pressure can actually serve to keep one alive.



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