Upper Trigram:Li, Clinging Brightness, Fire
Lower Trigram:Tui, Joy, a Lake
Governing Rulers:Nine in the second place
Six in the fifth place

The Image
Fire above the lake: the image of K'uei. The superior man, in accordance with this, where there is a general agreement, yet admits to diversity.

Miscellaneous Signs
K'uei looks on others as beyond its care; Chia Jen all includes within its sphere.

The Judgement
K'uei indicates that, notwithstanding the condition of things it denotes, in small matters there will still be good fortune.

In K'uei we have fire, which, when moved, tends upwards, and water, which, when moved, tends downwards. We have also the symbols of two sisters living together, but whose wills do not move in the same direction. We see how the inner trigram, expressive of harmonious satisfaction, is attached to the outer, expressive of bright intelligence; the weak line is advanced and acting above, and in the central place, and responded to by its strong correlate below. These indications show that 'in small matters there will still be good fortune'.
Heaven and earth are seperate and apart, but the work which they do is the same. Male and female are seperate and apart, but with a common will they seek the same object. There is diversity between the millions of classes of beings, but there is an analogy between their several operations. Great indeed are the phenomena and the results of this condition of disunion and separation.

The Lines and commentaries
Bottom nine
This line shows that to its subject occasion for repentance will disappear. He has lost his horses, but let him not seek for them; - they will return of themselves. Should he meet with bad men, he will not err in communicating with them.
'He meets with bad men, and communicates with them': to avoid the evil of their condemnation.
Nine in the second place
Showing its subject happening to meet with his lord in a by-passage. There will be no error.
'He meets with his lord in a by-passage', but he has not deviated, for this meeting, from the proper course.
Six in the third place
Showing one whose carriage is dragged back, while the oxen in it are pushed back, and he himself subjected to the shaving of his head and the cutting off of his nose. There is no good beginning, but there will be a good end.
'We see his carriage dragged back': this is indicated by the inappropriateness of the position.
'There is no good beginning, but there will be a good end': this arises from his meeting with the strong subject of the top-most line.

Nine in the fourth place
Showing its subject solitary amidst the prevailing disunion. But he meets with a good man (the subject of the first line), and they blend their sincere desires together. The position is one of peril, but there will be no mistake.
'They blend their sincere desires together, and there will be no error': their common aim is carried into effect.
Six in the fifth place
Showing that to its subject all occasion for repentance will disappear. With his relative he unites closely and readily as if he were biting through a piece of skin. Where he goes forward with this help, what error can there be?
'With his hereditary minister he unites closely and readily as if he were biting through a piece of skin': his going forward will afford ground for congratulation.
Top-most nine
Showing its subject solitary amidst the prevailing disunion. In his relative (in the third place) he seems to see a pig bearing on its back a load of mud, or fancies him as a carriage full of ghosts. First he bends his bow against him, then he unbends it, for he discovers that he is not an assailant to injure, but a near relative. Going forward he shall meet with genial rain, and there will be good fortune.
The good fortune symbolised by meeting with genial rain springs from the passing away of all doubts.

1. Ch'ien
Creative Principle

2. K'un
Passive Principle

3. Chun
Initial Difficulties

4. Meng
Youthful Inexperience

5. Hsü

6. Sung

7. Shih
The Army

8. Pi
Seeking Unity

9. Hsiao Ch'u
Minor Restraint

10. Lü
Treading carefully

11. T'ai

12. P'i

13. T'ung Jen

14. Ta Yu
Great Possessions

15. Ch'ien

16. Yü

17. Sui

18. Ku
Arresting Decay

19. Lin

20. Kuan

21. Shih Ho
Biting through

22. Pi

23. Po

24. Fu
The Turning Point

25. Wu Wang

26. Ta Ch'u
Restraining Force

27. I

28. Ta Kuo

29. K'an
The Abyss

30. Li
Clinging Brightness

31. Hsieh

32. Heng

33. Tun

34. Ta Chuang
Strength of Greatness

35. Chin

36. Ming I
Sinking Light

37. Chia Jen
The Family

38. K'uei

39. Chien

40. Hsieh

41. Sun

42. I

43. Kuai

44. Kou
Coming on

45. Ts'ui

46. Sheng
Moving upward

47. K'un

48. Ching
The Well

49. Ko

50. Ting
The Cauldron

51. Chen

52. Ken

53. Chien
Gradual Progress

54. Kuei Mei
Marriageable Maiden

55. Feng

56. Lü
The Wanderer

57. Sun
Gentle Penetration

58. Tui

59. Huan

60. Chien

61. Cung Fu
Inner Truth

62. Hsiao Kuo
Small Excess

63. Chi Chi
Completion and After

64. Wei Chi
Before Completion