Your question: I Ching Online

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


Hexagram 2
K'un - The Receptive

yin
yin above: K'un / The Receptive, Earth
yin
yin
yin below: K'un / The Receptive, Earth
yin
I Ching Online

CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Two/Line Six


Six at the top means:
Dragons fight in the meadow.
Their blood is black and yellow.

In the top place the dark element should yield to the light. If it attempts to maintain a position to which it is not entitled and to rule instead of serving, it draws down upon itself the anger of the strong. A struggle ensues in which it is overthrown, with injury, however, to both sides. The dragon, symbol of heaven, comes to fight the false dragon that symbolised the inflation of the earth principle. Midnight blue is the colour of heaven; yellow is the colour of earth. Therefore, when black and yellow blood flow, it is a sign that in this unnatural contest both primal powers suffer injury.1



1. While the top line of THE CREATIVE indicates titanic pride and forms a parallel to the Greek legend of Icarus, the top line of THE RECEPTIVE presents a parallel to the myth of Lucifer's rebellion against God, or to the battle between the powers of darkness and the gods of Valhalla, which ended with the Twilight of the Gods.



Click on this bar to go to the top of the page...