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41 – Forty-one Sun / Decrease
The stoic Mountain drains its excess waters to the Lake below: The Superior Person curbs his anger and sheds his desires.
To be frugal and content is to possess immeasurable wealth within. Nothing of value could be refused such a person. Make a portion of each meal a share of your offering.
This is an occasion for downsizing to fighting trim. Simplicity and economy are strong defenses against the slings and arrows of Outrageous Fortune. Whether this is a time of want or a time of plenty, it is an auspicious time to shed a dependency.
Six in the fifth place means:
Someone does indeed increase him. Ten pairs of tortoises cannot oppose it. Supreme good fortune.
He is showered with precious gifts, and those giving will hear no refusals. Supreme good fortune.
If someone is marked out by fate for good fortune, it comes without fail. All oracles – as for instance those that are read from the shells of tortoises – are bound to concur in giving him favorable signs. He need fear nothing, because his luck is ordained from on high.
9 – Nine Hsiao Ch’u / Gentle Restraint
Winds of change high in the Heavens: Air currents carry the weather. Dense clouds blow in from the West, but still no rain. The Superior Person fine tunes the image he presents to the world.
No matter what you do, the fruit of your labors never seems to ripen. Your reward remains just out of reach. Men have gone mad from such anticipation. Don’t lose your balance lunging for the brass ring. While the Fates continue to restrain you, go them one better and display a self-generated restraint and grace. Look for the humor in the situation.