Hexagram 50 — Ting, The Caldron

50. Ting - The Caldron
Above (in front): Li - The Clinging (Fire)
Below (behind): Sun - The Gentle (Wind)

The Judgement for the Current Situation

The Caldron. Supreme good fortune.

The Image for the Current Situation

Fire over wood:
The image of The Caldron.
Thus the superior man consolidates his fate
By making his position correct.

The Lines

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

Top line:

The ting has rings of jade.
Great good fortune.
Nothing that would not act to further.

Fifth line:
The ting has yellow handles, golden carrying rings.
Perseverance furthers.

Fourth line:
The legs of the ting are broken.
The prince's meal is spilled
And his person is soiled.

Third line:
The handle of the ting is altered.
One is impeded in his way of life.
The fat of the pheasant is not eaten.
Once rain falls, remorse is spent.
Good fortune comes in the end.

Second line:
There is food in the ting.
My comrades are envious,
But they cannot harm me.
Good fortune.

Bottom line:
A ting with legs upturned.
Furthers removal of stagnating stuff.
One takes a concubine for the sake of her son.
No blame.