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Hexagram 55
Fêng - Abundance (Fullness)

yin
yin above: Chên / The Arousing, Thunder
yang
yang
yin below: Li / The Clinging, Flame
yang
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Hexagram Fifty-Five/Line Six


Six at the top means:
His house is in a state of abundance.
He screens off his family.
He peers through the gate
And no longer perceives anyone.
For three years he sees nothing.
Misfortune.

This describes a man who because of his arrogance and obstinacy attains the opposite of what he strives for. He seeks abundance and splendour for his dwelling. He wishes at all odds to be master in his house, which so alienates his family that in the end he finds himself completely isolated.



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