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

Hexagram 47
K'un - Oppression (Exhaustion)

yang above: Tui / The Joyous, Lake
yang below: K'an / The Abysmal, Water


Hexagram Forty-Seven/Line Six

Six at the top means:
He is oppressed by creeping vines.
He moves uncertainly and says,
"Movement brings remorse."
If one feels remorse over this and makes a start,
Good fortune comes.

English ivy

A man is oppressed by bonds that can easily be broken. The distress is drawing to an end. But he is still irresolute; he is still influenced by the previous condition and fears that he may have cause for regret if he makes a move. But as soon as he grasps the situation, changes this mental attitude, and makes a firm decision, he masters the oppression.

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