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50. Ting / The Caldron

--- --- above Li The Clinging, Flame
------- below Sun The Gentle, Wind
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The Judgement

The Caldron. Supreme good fortune.

The Image

Fire over wood:
The image of The Caldron.
Thus the superior man consolidates his fate
By making his position correct.

The Lines

Change at the beginning means:
A ting with legs upturned.
Furthers removal of stagnating stuff.
One takes a concubine for the sake of her son.
No blame.
Change in the second place means:
There is food in the ting.
My comrades are envious,
But they cannot harm me.
Good fortune.
Change in the third place means:
The handle of the ting is altered.
One is impeded in his way of life.
The fat of the pheasant is not eaten.
Once rain falls, remorse is spent.
Good fortune comes in the end.
Change in the fourth place means:
The legs of the ting are broken.
The prince's meal is spilled
And his person is soiled.
Change in the fifth place means:
The ting has yellow handles, golden carrying rings.
Perseverance furthers.
Change at the top means:
The ting has rings of jade.
Great good fortune.
Nothing that would not act to further.