above: Li / The Clinging, Flame|
below: K'an / The Abysmal, Water|
Nine in the fourth place means:
'The Oath of the Horatii', 1786 - Jacques Louis David (1748-1825)
Now it is the time of struggle. The transition must be completed. We must make ourselves strong in resolution; this brings good fortune. All misgivings that might arise in such grave times of struggle must be silenced. It is a question of a fierce battle to break and to discipline the Devil's Country, the forces of decadence. But the struggle also has its reward. Now is the time to lay the foundations of power and mastery for the future.