Dà Guò, across the great pass
The great image says: The marsh submerges the tree: Great excess. The noble one stands alone without fear, retreats from the world without melancholy.
Dà Guò: the ideogram and the story. What does it mean for your question?
Top 6: Crossing at the wading place and drowning. Pitfall. Without fault.
When undertaking great things it is impossible to avoid every danger. Have the guts to take risks. And when pain, sorrow, fear or loneliness come your way, then accept them as a road to deeper and farther pastures for the soul.
(Changes to hex.44)
9 at 5: A withered poplar grows foliage. An old woman gets a real man as husband. Without fault, without honor.
When an end comes to something, then don’t sit down and stop living. Go on with the possibilities you still have. Maybe you will even find a new life, a realm you could never have found before. In happiness-statistics old women are the ones who score highest. No fault no honor - but obviously a lot of happiness.
(Changes to hex.32)
4: The ridgepole is eminent. Auspicious. If there is a snake, distress.
When one is on the verge of something, small signs can take one off balance. One moment life is full and rich, next moment one realizes how vulnerable one is. Suddenly feeling old, or self-confidence melts away caused by a setback or an accident. This is not the end! Your spirit is alive, find it back again: by choosing for life.
(Changes to hex.48)
9 at 3: The ridgepole is sagging. Pitfall.
If you believe you are weak or old or failing, then you will make it true. These are not feelings of real life, they are just negative ideas. Can a dog ‘think’ he is old? His limbs may be stiff, but his mind is Now, today, what he is doing right now. In his mind is no ‘himself’ to think about.
(Changes to hex.47)
9 at 2: A withered poplar tree grows shoots. An old man gets a real woman as wife. Nothing that does not bear fruit.
Always realize that after summer comes winter, after active life comes old age. Take precautions so life will go on. Join with others who also bring in a part of life: together life will be full for all.
(Changes to hex.31)
Initial 6: For the offering mat use white cogon grass (Mao-grass). Without fault.
Every action deserves the attention and care one would use when sacrificing. Most actions are irreversible, once done there is no way back. So do everything as if your life is at stake – because it is.
(Changes to hex.43)