Hexagram 22 — Pi, Grace

22. Pi - Grace
Above (in front): Kên - Keeping Still (Mountain)
Below (behind): Li - The Clinging (Fire)

The Judgement for the Current Situation

Grace has success.
In small matters
It is favorable to undertake something.

The Image for the Current Situation

Fire at the foot of the mountain:
The image of Grace.
Thus does the superior man proceed
When clearing up current affairs.
But he dare not decide controversial issues in this way.

The Lines

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

Top line:

Simple grace. No blame.

Fifth line:
Grace in the hills and gardens.
The roll of silk is meager and small.
Humiliation, but in the end good fortune.

Fourth line:
Grace or simplicity?
A white horse comes as if on wings.
He is not a robber,
He will woo at the right time.

Third line:
Graceful and moist.
Constant perseverance brings good fortune.

Second line:
Lends grace to the beard on his chin.

Bottom line:
He lends grace to his toes, leaves the carriage, and walks.