21. Shih Ho / Biting Through
above Li The Clinging, Flame
below Chên The Arousing, Thunder
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.
Change at the beginning means:
His feet are fastened in the stocks,
So that his toes disappear.
Change in the second place means:
Bites through tender meat,
So that his nose disappears.
Change in the third place means:
Bites on old dried meat
And strikes on something poisonous.
Slight humiliation. No blame.
Change in the fourth place means:
Bites on dried gristly meat.
Receives metal arrows.
It furthers one to be mindful of difficulties
And to be persevering.
Change in the fifth place means:
Bites on dried lean meat.
Receives yellow gold.
Perseveringly aware of danger.
Change at the top means:
His neck is fastened in the wooden cangue,
So that his ears disappear.