Hexagram 26 — Ta Ch'u, The Taming Power of the Great

26. Ta Ch'u - The Taming Power of the Great
Above (in front): Kên - Keeping Still (Mountain)
Below (behind): Ch'ien - The Creative (Heaven)

The Judgement for the Current Situation

The Taming Power of the Great.
Perseverance furthers.
Not eating at home brings good fortune.
It furthers one to cross the great water.

The Image for the Current Situation

Heaven within the mountain:
The image of The Taming Power of the Small.
Thus the superior man aquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity
And many deeds of the past,
In order to strengthen his character thereby.

The Lines

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

Top line:

One attains the way of heaven. Success.

Fifth line:
The tusk of a gelded boar.
Good fortune.

Fourth line:
The headboard of a young bull.
Great good fortune.

Third line:
A good horse that follows others.
Awareness of danger,
With perseverance, furthers.
Practice chariot driving and armed defense daily.
It furthers one to have somewhere to go.

Second line:
The axletrees are taken from the wagon.

Bottom line:
Danger is at hand. It furthers one to desist.