I Ching, Yijing or Zhou Yi
"Oracle of the moon": © 2000 LiSe

  Yi Jing, Oracle of the Moon

The lines of hexagram 21

  For the meaning of Eminent - expansion. Harvest - determination click HERE
  Line 1, shoes: same character as the name of hex.10. Shoes are also what makes you walk in a certain way (see hex.10.1, 'plain shoes' means 'simple life').
'Foot-fetters' is the same character as 'cangue' in line 6. GSR 1166i says foot-fetters, but I guess in line 6 it is not for the feet. Other meanings of the character: school, check, compare critically. So the impulsive toes need to be controlled in order to walk the right way and not run into stupidity or disaster.
  Line 1, 2 and 6, 'extinguish': water + fire + weapon: put out fire.
  Line 4, meat on the bone or leftovers. Sentence might be: difficulties determination brings good fortune.
  Line 4 and 5: finding or acquiring is 'result in'.
  Line 5: danger is cliff + scorpion.

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