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Hexagram 26
Ta Ch'u - The Taming Power of the Great

yin above: Kên / Keeping Still, Mountain
yang below: Ch'ien / The Creative, Heaven
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Hexagram Twenty-Six/Line One

Nine at the beginning [yang at bottom] means:
Danger is at hand. It furthers one to desist.

Cliff at Dieppe

'The Cliff at Dieppe' - Claude Monet, 1882

A man wishes to make vigorous advance, but circumstances present an obstacle. He sees himself held back firmly. If he should attempt to force an advance, it would lead him into misfortune. Therefore it is better for him to compose himself and to wait until an outlet is offered for release of his stored-up energies.

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