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21. Shih Ho / Biting Through

--- --- above Li The Clinging, Flame
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--- --- below Chên The Arousing, Thunder

The Judgement

Biting Through has success.
It is favorable to let justice be administered.

The Image

Thunder and lightning:
The image of Biting Through.
Thus the kings of former times made firm the laws
Through clearly defined penalties.

The Lines

Change at the beginning means:
His feet are fastened in the stocks,
So that his toes disappear.
No blame.
Change in the second place means:
Bites through tender meat,
So that his nose disappears.
No blame.
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.
Good fortune.
Change in the fifth place means:
Bites on dried lean meat.
Receives yellow gold.
Perseveringly aware of danger.
No blame.
Change at the top means:
His neck is fastened in the wooden cangue,
So that his ears disappear.