54. 雷澤歸妹 Kuei Mei / The Marrying Maiden
The Marrying Maiden.
Undertakings bring misfortune.
Nothing that would further.
Thunder over the lake:
The image of the Marrying Maiden. Thus the
superior man Understands the transitory
In the light of the eternity of the end.
The marrying maiden as a concubine.
A lame man who is able to tread.
Undertakings bring good fortune.
A one-eyed man who is able to see.
The perseverance of a solitary man furthers.
The marrying maiden as a slave.
She marries as a concubine.
The marrying maiden draws out the allotted
A late marriage comes in due course.
The sovereign I gave his daughter in marriage.
The embroidered garments of the princess
Were not as gorgeous
As those of the serving maid.
The moon that is nearly full
Brings good fortune.
The woman holds the basket, but there are no
fruits in it.
The man stabs the sheep, but no blood flows.
Nothing that acts to further.
震上 above Chen The Arousing, Thunder
兌下 below Tui The Joyous, Lake