|The present is embodied in Hexagram 26 - Ta Ch'u (The Taming Power of the Great): It will be advantageous to be firm and correct. If he does not seek to enjoy his revenues in his own family, without taking service at court, there will be good fortune. It will be advantageous for him to cross the great stream.
|The first (bottommost) line, undivided, shows its subject in a position of peril. It will be advantageous for him to stop his advance.
|The second line, undivided, shows a carriage with the strap under it removed.
|The third line, undivided, show its subject urging his way with good horses. It will be advantageous for him to realise the difficulty of his course, and to be firm and correct, exercising himself daily in his charioteering and methods of defence - then there will be advantage in whatever direction he may advance.
|The situation is shifting, and Yin (the passive feminine force) is gaining ground.
|The future is embodied in Hexagram 23 - Po (Splitting Apart): It will not be advantageous to move in any direction whatever.
|The things most apparent, those above and in front, are embodied by the upper trigram Ken (Mountain), which represents stillness and obstruction.
|The things least apparent, those below and behind, are embodied by the lower trigram Chi'en (Heaven), which is transforming into K'un (Earth). As part of this process, strength and creativity are giving way to docility and receptivity.