Home Contents Contribute your experiences Experiences of this hexagram in divination More I Ching resources

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

-------
------- above Sun The Gentle, Wind
--- ---
-------
------- below Ch'ien The Creative, Heaven
-------

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

Change at the beginning means:
Return to the way.
How could there be blame in this?
Good fortune.
Change in the second place means:
He allows himself to be drawn into returning.
Good fortune.
Change in the third place means:
The spokes burst out of the wagon wheel.
Man and wife roll their eyes.
Change in the fourth place means:
If you are sincere, blood vanishes and fear gives way.
No blame.
Change in the fifth place means:
If you are sincere and loyally attached,
You are rich in your neighbor.
Change at the top means:
The rain comes, there is rest.
This is due to the lasting affect of character.
Perseverance brings the woman into danger.
The moon is nearly full.
If the superior man persists,
Misfortune comes.