Hexagram 30 — Li, The Clinging, Fire

30. Li - The Clinging, Fire
Above (in front): Li - The Clinging (Fire)
Below (behind): Li - The Clinging (Fire)

The Judgement for the Current Situation

The Clinging. Perseverance furthers.
It brings success.
Care of the cow brings good fortune.

The Image for the Current Situation

That which is bright rises twice:
The image of Fire.
Thus the great man, by perpetuating this brightness,
Illumines the four quarters of the world.

The Lines

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

Top line:

The king uses him to march forth and chastise.
Then it is best to kill the leaders
And take captive the followers. No blame.

Fifth line:
Tears in floods, sighing and lamenting.
Good fortune.

Fourth line:
Its coming is sudden;
It flames up, dies down, is thrown away.

Third line:
In the light of the setting sun,
Men either beat the pot and sing
Or loudly bewail the approach of old age.

Second line:
Yellow light. Supreme good fortune.

Bottom line:
The footprints run crisscross.
If one is seriously intent, no blame.