Grace (22)


The Judgement

GRACE has success.
In small matters
It is favorable to undertake something.

The Image

Fire at the foot of the mountain:
The image of GRACE.
Thus does the superior man proceed
When clearing up current affairs.
But he dare not decide controversial issues in this way.

Line Poems

  • 6 - Simple grace.  No blame.
  • 5 - Grace in hills and gardens. The roll of silk is meager and small. Humiliation, but in the end good fortune.
  • 4 - Grace or simplicity? A white horse comes as if on wings. He is not a robber, He will woo at the right time.
  • 3 - Graceful and moist. Constant perseverance brings good fortune.
  • 2 - Lends grace to the beard on his chin.
  • 1 - He lends grace to his toes, leaves the carriage, and walks.


This hexagram shows a fire that breaks out of the secret depths of the earth and, blazing up, illuminates and beautifies the mountain, the heavenly heights. 
Grace—beauty of form—is necessary in any union if it is to be well ordered and pleasing rather than disordered and chaotic.
Code Incarnate