Coupling (44)


The Judgement

COMING TO MEET.  The maiden is powerful.
One should not marry such a maiden.

The Image

Under heaven, wind:
The image of COMING TO MEET.
Thus does the prince act when disseminating his commands
And proclaiming them to the four quarters of heaven.

Line Poems

  • 6 - He comes to meet with his horns. Humiliation.  No blame.
  • 5 - A melon covered with willow leaves. Hidden lines. Then it drops down to one from heaven.
  • 4 - No fish in the tank. This leads to misfortune.
  • 3 - There is no skin on his thighs, And walking comes hard. If one is mindful of the danger, No great mistake is made.
  • 2 - There is a fish in the tank.  No blame. Does not further guests.
  • 1 - It must be checked with a brake of bronze. Perseverance brings good fortune. If one lets it take its course, one experiences misfortune. Even a lean pig has it in him to rage around.


This hexagram indicates a situation in which the principle of darkness, after having been eliminated, furtively and unexpectedly obtrudes again from within and below. 
Of its own accord the female principle comes to meet the male. 
It is an unfavorable and dangerous situation, and we must understand and promptly prevent the possible consequences.

The hexagram is linked with the fifth month [June–July], because at the summer solstice the principle of darkness gradually becomes ascendant again.
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