Hexagram 14 — Ta Yu, Possession in Great Measure

14. Ta Yu - Possession in Great Measure
Above (in front): Li - The Clinging (Fire)
Below (behind): Ch'ien - The Creative (Heaven)

The Judgement for the Current Situation

Possession in Great Measure.
Supreme success.

The Image for the Current Situation

Fire in heaven above:
The image of Possession in Great Measure.
Thus the superior man curbs evil and furthers good,
And thereby obeys the benevolent will of heaven.

The Lines

Please remember: I Ching lines are counted upwards (starting at the bottom line)!

Top line:

He is blessed by heaven.
Good fortune.
Nothing that does not further.

Fifth line:
He whose truth is accessible, yet dignified,
Has good fortune.

Fourth line:
He makes a difference
Between himself and his neighbor.
No blame.

Third line:
A prince offers it to the Son of Heaven.
A petty man cannot do this.

Second line:
A big wagon for loading.
One may undertake something.
No blame.

Bottom line:
No relationship with what is harmful;
There is no blame in this.
If one remains conscious of difficulty,
One remains without blame.