9. 風天小畜 Hsiao Ch'u / The Taming Power of the Small
The Taming Power of the Small
Dense clouds, no rain from our western region.
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.
Return to the way.
How could there be blame in this?
He allows himself to be drawn into returning.
The spokes burst out of the wagon wheels.
Man and wife roll their eyes.
If you are sincere, blood vanishes and fear
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