21. 火雷噬嗑 Shih Ho / Biting Through
Biting Through has success.
It is favorable to let justice be administered.
Thunder and lightning:
The image of Biting Through.
Thus the kings of former times made firm the
laws Through clearly defined penalties.
His feet are fastened in the stocks,
So that his toes disappear. No blame.
Bites through tender meat,
So that his nose disappears. No blame.
Bites on old dried meat
And strikes on something poisonous.
Slight humiliation. No blame.
Bites on dried gristly meat. Receives metal
arrows. It furthers one to be mindful of
difficulties And to be persevering. Good fortune.
Bites on dried lean meat. Receives yellow gold.
Perseveringly aware of danger. No blame.
His neck is fastened in the wooden cangue,
So that his ears disappear. Misfortune.
離上 above Li The Clinging, Flame
震下 below Chen The Arousing, Thunder