Hexagram 37 — Chia Jên, The Family (The Clan)

37. Chia Jên - The Family (The Clan)
Above (in front): Sun - The Gentle (Wind)
Below (behind): Li - The Clinging (Fire)

The Judgement for the Current Situation

The Family. The perseverance of the woman furthers.

The Image for the Current Situation

Wind comes forth from fire:
The image of The Family.
Thus the superior man has substance in his words
And duration in his way of life.

The Lines

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

Top line:

His work commands respect.
In the end good fortune comes.

Fifth line:
As a king he approaches his family.
Fear not.
Good fortune.

Fourth line:
She is the treasure of the house.
Great good fortune.

Third line:
When tempers flare up in the family,
Too great severity brings remorse.
Good fortune nonetheless.
When woman and child dally and laugh,
It leads in the end to humiliation.

Second line:
She should not follow her whims.
She must attend within to the food.
Perseverance brings good fortune.

Bottom line:
Firm seclusion within the family.
Remorse disappears.