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Hexagram 34
Ta Chuang - The Power of the Great

yin above: Chên / The Arousing, Thunder
yang below: Ch'ien / The Creative, Heaven
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Hexagram Thirty-Four/Line One

Nine at the beginning [yang at bottom] means:
Power in the toes.
Continuing brings misfortune.
This is certainly true.

Le Modèle Rouge III - Magritte

'Le Modèle Rouge III', 1937 - René Magritte

The toes are in the lowest place and are ready to advance. So likewise great power in lowly station is inclined to effect advance by force. This, if carried further, would certainly lead to misfortune, and therefore by way of advice a warning is added.

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