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The original Richard Wilhelm translation for the hexagram line...

Hexagram 49
Ko - Revolution (Molting)

yang above: Tui / The Joyous, Lake
yin below: Li / The Clinging, Fire


Hexagram Forty-Nine/Line One

Nine at the beginning [yang at bottom] means:
Wrapped in the hide of a yellow cow.

Yellow Cow

'Yellow Cow' - Franz Marc (1880-1916)

Changes ought to be undertaken only when there is nothing else to be done. Therefore at first the utmost restraint is necessary. One must become firm in one's mind, control oneself -- yellow is the color of the mean, and the cow is the symbol of docility -- and refrain from doing anything for the time being, because any premature offensive will bring evil results.

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