Hexagram 32 — Hêng, Duration

32. Hêng - Duration
Above (in front): Chên - The Arousing (Thunder)
Below (behind): Sun - The Gentle (Wind)

The Judgement for the Current Situation

Duration. Success. No blame.
Perseverance furthers.
It furthers one to have somewhere to go.

The Image for the Current Situation

Thunder and wind: the image of Duration.
Thus the superior man stands firm
And does not change his direction.

The Lines

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

Top line:

Restlessness as an enduring condition brings misfortune.

Fifth line:
Giving duration to one's character through perseverance.
This is good fortune for a woman, misfortune for a man.

Fourth line:
No game in the field.

Third line:
He who does not give duration to his character
Meets with disgrace.
Persistent humiliation.

Second line:
Remorse disappears.

Bottom line:
Seeking duration too hastily brings misfortune persistently.
Nothing that would further.