I Ching 55 Hexagram fēng (Abounding)
I Ching 55 Hexagram fēng (Abounding)
Harvest. Glory. Apex.
Short Interpretation of
Hexagram 55 – Abundance Continue to work to carry out your plans in all areas of life, love, work and health. Everything is propitious and we must take advantage of it.
I Ching – General Description
Cenn is motion, Li, the flame, whose quality is clarity. Within clarity, outward movement, this gives greatness and copy. It is a time of high civilization what the sign represents. However, in the fact that this is a culmination there is also the idea that this extraordinary state of copy cannot be maintained permanently.
I Ching – Comment on sentence
Copying was successful. The king joins her. Don’t be sad; you must be like the sun at noon.
Establishing a time of maximum magnitude and copy is not granted to every mortal. He must be a born sovereign who is capable of so much because his will aims at greatness. The time of such copying is usually short. A wise man could therefore well be saddened by the decline that will have to follow. But such sadness does not suit him. Only a man who is inwardly free of worries and pains can give rise to an age of copying. He must be like the sun at noon, which illuminates and rejoices everything under the vault of heaven.
I Ching – Image
Thunder and lightning both come: The copy image. Thus the noble decides the processes and carries out the punishments.
The sign has a certain relationship with the sign the Bite that breaks N ° 21, where thunder and lightning are also together, but follow each other in the opposite direction. While there the laws are established, here they are carried out and applied. The clarity inside makes possible a precise examination of the factual situation and the shaking outside takes care to carry out the punishments with severity and precision.
I Ching – Series
What gets a place where I am at home certainly becomes great. For this he follows the sign: Abundance. Abundance means greatness.
I Ching – Single Lines
Analytical description of each individual line
I Ching – First line:
Nine at the beginning means:
Meeting the gentleman destined for us, Let us remain together for ten days, and it is not a mistake. Going there finds recognition.
To establish a copy time it is necessary to combine clarity with energetic movement. Where these two qualities are found in two men, these men are suitable for each other, and even if at the time of the copy they stay together for a whole cycle this is not too much and it is not a mistake. For this, go ahead and work; will be appreciated.
I Ching – Second line:
Six in the second place means:
The curtain is so abundant that at noon you can see the stars around the pole. Going there arouses distrust and hatred. Arousing him with truthfulness comes health.
It often happens that between the sovereign who wants great things, and the man who could perform great things, party intrigues and conspiracies infiltrate, whose influence is as dark as a solar eclipse. Then, instead of the sun, the northern stars are seen in the sky. The gentleman is pushed back into the shadows by a party that has seized power. If in such times one wanted to proceed energetically, one would only run into mistrust and envy which would make any movement impossible. It is therefore advisable to keep inwardly the power of truthfulness, which is strong enough to act on the sovereign through the invisible, so that all is well.
I Ching – Third line:
Nine in the third place means:
The undergrowth is so abundant that at noon you can see the little stars. He fractures his right arm. No stains.
The progressive coverage of the sun is depicted here as an image. At this point, wholeness is reached, so even the tiny stars are seen at noon. Transferred to social conditions here the prince is so darkened that even the most insignificant people can push forward. Then it is impossible that a capable man, who should be the right hand of the sovereign, could undertake anything: it is as if the hand were fractured. But it is not his fault that he is so prevented from acting.
I Ching – Fourth line:
Nine in the fourth place means:
The curtain is so abundant that at noon you can see the stars around the pole. He meets his equal lord. Health!
Here the obscuration is already diminishing, so those who correspond meet. Here too we must find the complement: the desire to act, the necessary wisdom. Then everything will be fine. Here the opposite complement to that of the first line is considered. There the wisdom had to be completed by energy, here the energy by wisdom.
I Ching – Fifth line:
Six in the fifth place means:
Lines are coming, prosperity and glory are approaching. Health!
The dominant man is modest, so that he is accessible to the council of the capable. Thus men enter his environment and suggest the directives of the action. Thus comes prosperity, glory and health for him and for all the people.
I Ching – Sixth line:
Six above means:
He has the copy in the house. He hides his family. He peers through the door And he no longer notices anyone. For three years he no longer sees anything. Woe!
Here is drawn a man who through his pride and stubbornness achieves the opposite of what he aspires to. He seeks copy and pomp for his home, he wants to be the absolute master in his home. But with that he alienates his family so that in the end he is left alone and abandoned.