Hexagram 46 — Shêng, Pushing Upward

46. Shêng - Pushing Upward
Above (in front): Sun - The Gentle (Wind)
Below (behind): K'un - The Receptive (Earth)

The Judgement for the Current Situation

Pushing upward has supreme success.
One must see the great man.
Fear not.
Departure toward the south
Brings good fortune.

The Image for the Current Situation

Within the earth, wood grows:
The image of Pushing Upward.
Thus the superior man of devoted character
Heaps up small things
In order to achieve something high and great.

The Lines

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

Top line:

Pushing upward in darkness.
It furthers one
to be unremittingly persevering.

Fifth line:
Perseverance brings good fortune.
One pushes upward by steps.

Fourth line:
The king offers him Mount Ch'i.
Good fortune. No blame.

Third line:
One pushes upward into an empty city.

Second line:
If one is sincere,
It furthers one to bring even a small offering.
No blame.

Bottom line:
Pushing upward that meets with confidence
Brings great good fortune.