Hexagram 44 — Kou, Coming to Meet

44. Kou - Coming to Meet
Above (in front): Ch'ien - The Creative (Heaven)
Below (behind): Sun - The Gentle (Wind)

The Judgement for the Current Situation

Coming to Meet. The maiden is powerful.
One should not marry such a maiden.

The Image for the Current Situation

Under heaven, wind:
The image of Coming to Meet.
Thus does the prince act when disseminating his commands
And proclaiming them to the four quarters of heaven.

The Lines

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

Top line:

He comes to meet with his horns.
Humiliation. No blame.

Fifth line:
A melon covered with willow leaves.
Hidden lines.
Then it drops down to one from heaven.

Fourth line:
No fish in the tank.
This leads to misfortune.

Third line:
There is no skin on his thighs,
And walking comes hard.
If one is mindful of the danger,
No great mistake is made.

Second line:
There is a fish in the tank. No blame.
Does not further guests.

Bottom line:
It must be checked with a brake of bronze.
Perseverance brings good fortune.
If one lets it take its course, one experiences misfortune.
Even a lean pig has it in him to rage around.