Overseeing. Eminent - expansion. Harvest - determination. Reaching the eighth moon there is a pitfall.
The great image says:
day 17 of a yang moon
On old pictures one can find the All-seeing Eye. It is the eye of God (or Allah, Manitou, whoever), looking down to the earth.
hexagram 20 it is the goddess, the female aspect of looking down,
hearing prayers and sorrow and joy. Here it is Law itself, seeing,
caring, and providing what is needed. It is the father of the family,
making sure everyone can follow his Tao and find his destiny. His ego is
not involved, he is objective and severe and fair, and without limits.
LIN: The character is composed of a man bending over (1), with a vertical eye
(2): a slave, vassal or officer (GSR 377). Bending makes your eye
vertical. And three mouths or objects (GSR 122). If they are objects,
the meaning is class, to classify, quality, area, small, content, conceal. If
they are mouths, it indicates a number of people one cares for. But they
also resemble Ding (population, attendants or sound of wood-chopping)
GSR833, L-LY64. Another old form of Lin shows connecting lines
between the eye and the objects (a).
nearing. No ground for harvest.
A small heart occupies a big place in one's head. A big heart forgets itself and thinks only of the other and his well-being. But life is a fair merchant: for every thing one takes, one pays a piece of one's soul. For everything one gives, one acquires soul.
(Changes to hex.41)
With affection nearing.
Auspicious. There will be harvest.
Wise nearing is
the style of a great prince.
When you know how to near people, how close, what to accept and what not, how to stay yourself and let them be who they are, how to attract those of value and keep distance from the harmful ones – then you have the assets of being a leader or teacher.
(Changes to hex.60)
With affection nearing.
To the highest degree
Everybody has to live his own life, so grant everyone his own Tao. His decisions, his way of life, his death. Acknowledge it as part of his being, do not withdraw and do not try to make it fit your own convictions 'for his own good'.
(Changes to hex.54)
|The Sabian Symbols for the hexagram-lines|
at 3 corresponds to
17: A nonvested church choir
The tailor makes the man - but not his song
|Above 6 corresponds to h 17: A watchdog standing guard|
|9 at 2 corresponds to ` 17: The head of health dissolved into the head of mentality||6 at 5 corresponds to f 17: An Easter service (early A.M.)|
|Initial 9 corresponds to ^ 17: Two prim spinsters||
at 4 corresponds to
17: A retired sea
For the meaning of Eminent
- expansion. Harvest - determination click HERE
Line 3. It says 'without probing harvest', so this could also mean: without probing yet there will be harvest. And even: Sweet nearing without probing. Harvest: already grieving over it.
Line 5. 'Style' translates yi, a sacrifice at the earth altar (see Marshall 'Mandate of Heaven'). Nearing like a great prince does for the sacrifice.
In old texts Lin is used for 'descending to the valley'. That was coming (back) to the village, were the people live. I think the other meanings were derived from that. It is used now for approaching a moment or point. In science: the critical point (f.e. the critical temperature) and for nearing a point or line (two lines nearing each other by a formula, the distance becomes immeasurably small, but never zero). And for nearing death, for mourning and sickness: the vertical eye looks down on a person.