9. 風天小畜 Hsiao Ch'u / The Taming Power of the Small

小畜:亨。 密云不雨,自我西郊。
彖曰:小畜﹔ 柔得位,而上下應之,曰小畜。健而
巽,剛中而志行,乃亨。密云不雨,尚往也。自我西
郊,施未行也。



象曰:風行天上,小畜﹔君子以懿文德。





初九:復自道,何其咎,吉。
象曰:復自道,其義吉也。

九二:牽復,吉。
象曰:牽復在中,亦不自失也。

九三:輿說輻,夫妻反目。
象曰:夫妻反目,不能正室也。

六四:有孚,血去惕出,無咎。
象曰:有孚惕出,上合志也。

九五:有孚攣如,富以其鄰。
象曰:有孚攣如,不獨富也。

上九:既雨既處,尚德載,婦貞厲。月几望,君子征
凶。
象曰:既雨既處,德積載也。君子征凶,有所疑也。
The Judgement
The Taming Power of the Small
Has success.
Dense clouds, no rain from our western region.

The Image
The wind drives across heaven:
The image of The Taming Power of the Small.
Thus the superior man
Refines the outward aspect of his nature.

The Lines

Return to the way.
How could there be blame in this?
Good fortune.

He allows himself to be drawn into returning.
Good fortune.

The spokes burst out of the wagon wheels.
Man and wife roll their eyes.

If you are sincere, blood vanishes and fear
gives way.
No blame.

If you are sincere and loyally attached,
You are rich in your neighbor.

The rain comes, there is rest.
This is due to the lasting effect of character.
Perseverance brings the woman into danger.
The moon is nearly full.
If the superior man persists, Misfortune comes.
巽上  above Sun The Gentle, Wind
乾下  below Ch'ien The Creative, Heaven