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  • 21. Shih Ho / Biting Through

    --- --- above Li The Clinging, Flame
    --- ---
    --- --- below Chên The Arousing, Thunder

    The Judgement

    Biting Through has success.
    It is favorable to let justice be administered.

    The Image

    Thunder and lightning:
    The image of Biting Through.
    Thus the kings of former times made firm the laws
    Through clearly defined penalties.

    The Lines

    Change at the beginning means:
    His feet are fastened in the stocks,
    So that his toes disappear.
    No blame.
    Change in the second place means:
    Bites through tender meat,
    So that his nose disappears.
    No blame.
    Change in the third place means:
    Bites on old dried meat
    And strikes on something poisonous.
    Slight humiliation. No blame.
    Change in the fourth place means:
    Bites on dried gristly meat.
    Receives metal arrows.
    It furthers one to be mindful of difficulties
    And to be persevering.
    Good fortune.
    Change in the fifth place means:
    Bites on dried lean meat.
    Receives yellow gold.
    Perseveringly aware of danger.
    No blame.
    Change at the top means:
    His neck is fastened in the wooden cangue,
    So that his ears disappear.

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