Hexagram 59 — Huan, Dispersion (Dissolution)

59. Huan - Dispersion (Dissolution)
Above (in front): Sun - The Gentle (Wind)
Below (behind): K'an - The Abysmal (Water)

The Judgement for the Current Situation

Dispersion. Success.
The king approaches his temple.
It furthers one to cross the great water.
Perseverance furthers.

The Image for the Current Situation

The wind drives over the water:
The image of Dispersion.
Thus the kings of old sacrificed to the Lord
And built temples.

The Lines

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

Top line:

He dissolves his blood.
Departing, keeping at a distance, going out,
Is without blame.

Fifth line:
His loud cries are as dissolving as sweat.
Dissolution! A king abides without blame.

Fourth line:
He dissolves his bond with his group.
Supreme good fortune.
Dispersion leads in turn to accumulation.
This is something that ordinary men do not think of.

Third line:
He dissolves his self. No remorse.

Second line:
At the dissolution
He hurries to that which supports him.
Remorse disappears.

Bottom line:
He brings help with the strength of a horse.
Good fortune.