Hexagram 57 — Sun, The Gentle (The Penetrating, Wind)

57. Sun - The Gentle (The Penetrating, Wind)
Above (in front): Sun - The Gentle (Wind)
Below (behind): Sun - The Gentle (Wind)

The Judgement for the Current Situation

The Gentle. Success through what is small.
It furthers one to have somewhere to go.
It furthers one to see the great man.

The Image for the Current Situation

Winds following one upon the other:
The image of the Gently Penetrating.
Thus the superior man
Spreads his commands abroad
And carries out his undertakings.

The Lines

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

Top line:

Penetration under the bed.
He loses his property and his ax
Perseverance brings misfortune.

Fifth line:
Perseverance brings good fortune.
Remorse vanishes.
Nothing that does not further.
No beginning, but an end.
Before the change, three days.
After the change, three days.
Good fortune.

Fourth line:
Remorse vanishes.
During the hunt
Three kinds of game are caught.

Third line:
Repeated penetration. Humiliation.

Second line:
Penetration under the bed.
Priests and magicians are used in great number.
Good fortune. No blame.

Bottom line:
In advancing and in retreating,
The perseverance of a warrior furthers.