Shēng, Ascend step by step
The great image says: Earth center gives birth to wood: ascending. The noble one, with devoted character, accumulates small things to become tall and big.
Shēng: the ideogram and the story. What does it mean for your question?
This hexagram is complementary to hex.25.
Top 6: Obscure ascent. Benefit from unceasing determination.
When your path leads you outside of known boundaries, nobody can tell you what to do. You have to find your own path, without example, so you need eyes that can see in the dark, a nose that can follow faint scents, feet that can move in slippery terrain and a mind that can imagine the unthinkable. And utter stamina.
(Changes to hex.18)
6 at 5: Determination auspicious. Ascend the stairs.
Proceed inch by inch, without skipping steps, then you will attain a lasting result. You will have it in control, and it will be strong enough to exist by itself. The reason for its strength is, that every step comes out of your own soul, you are what you do. No one can ever stop this.
(Changes to hex.48)
4: The king brings a sacrifice at Mount Qi. Auspicious. Without fault.
The mind starts something long before any action is taken. Without this preparation actions will be weak and without direction. The mind steers the actions, the intention creates the outcome.
(Changes to hex.32) Mirror
9 at 3: Ascend in an empty city.
Fight your way up by battling all enemies and using all your arms. But did you really make sure there are any enemies? An army needs not only fighting power, it needs intelligence too. So first of all evaluate the obstacles, fighting might very often not be the best solution. And fights based on emotions only make things worse, so be careful about which arms you use.
(Changes to hex.7)
9 at 2: Having truth, benefit from offering a Yue-sacrifice. Without fault.
To make your plans successful, the best start is inspiring others. The gods cooperate joyfully with common enthusiasm, they find many points of application for their help. Everyone brings in his own talent, everyone brings another ingredient for achieving your goal.
(Changes to hex.15)
Initial 6: Ascending with confidence. Greatly auspicious.
If you believe in your destination, and maybe even find others who do, setbacks will always be followed by new progress. As if it cannot be stopped, it has to go on. Doubt will cause you to stumble over your own feet. So make the borders of your mind as wide as you can, and better still: make yourself free of any limits.
(Changes to hex.11)