16. Yu / Enthusiasm

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--- --- above Chên The Arousing, Thunder
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--- --- below K’un The Receptive, Earth
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The Judgement

Enthusiasm. It furthers one to install helpers
And to set armies marching.

The Image

Thunder comes resounding out of the earth:
The image of Enthusiasm.
Thus the ancient kings made music
In order to honor merit,
And offered it with splendor
To the Supreme Deity,
Inviting their ancestors to be present.

The Lines

Change at the beginning means:
Enthusiasm that expresses itself
Brings misfortune.

Change in the second place means:
Firm as a rock. Not a whole day.
Perseverance brings good fortune.

Change in the third place means:
Enthusiasm that looks upward creates remorse.
Hesitation brings remorse.

Change in the fourth place means:
The source of enthusiasm.
He achieves great things.
Doubt not.
You gather friends around you
As a hair clasp gathers the hair.

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

Change at the top means:
Deluded enthusiasm.
But if after completion one changes,
There is no blame.

Re-Consult the I Ching

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