The great image says: In the middle of the lake is fire: skinning. A noble one, by regulating the times, makes the seasons clear.
Gé: the ideogram and the story. What does it mean for your question?
This hexagram is complementary to hex.4.
Top 6: The noble one changes like a leopard, small men shed the skin of the face. To set things right: pitfall. Settling-down determination: auspicious.
Be content with the results when everybody acts as best he can. Asking for more will bring about failure and bad feelings. A change is for the better, not for perfection.
(Changes to hex.13) Mirror
9 at 5: The great one changes like a tiger. Even before the augury he has truth.
Who acts and reacts open and honest and clearly visible, will find belief. Openness has more power of expression than any explanation. He is the one who can persuade others towards the good changes.
(Changes to hex.55) Mirror
4: regrets disappear. He has truth in changing the mandate. Auspicious.
To bring about something viable and strong, one has to follow one's own belief and motivation. What is accepted from others and does not carry this own inner conviction, weakens the result and prevents it from becoming an organic whole.
(Changes to hex.63)
9 at 3: Demand (or effectuate) that things be set right: pitfall. Determination: danger. When talk of skinning has gone round three times, it has truth.
Too soon and too late is both wrong. Don't follow every rumor, but don't tally either. The moment one is sure, one can act, and only then one will find the real participants. There are no fixed rules for changes, one has to feel one’s way.
(Changes to hex.17) Mirror 17.3
6 at 2: On Sì-day, then skinning is correct. Auspicious. No fault.
A revolution is only fortunate when the time is assisting. Possibilities can be awakened when they are ready for it, and when the circumstances are favorable. If one missed this point, it is no use to force anything, but if one hits the right moment, one can make great turnovers.
(Changes to hex.43) Mirror 43.2
Initial 9: Bound with yellow cattle's hide.
There are always innumerable reasons why one thinks change is impossible. Evaluate them critically - very often they are other people's reasons and one has adopted them too easily. What is common is usually not creative.
(Changes to hex.31) Mirror