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  • 54. Kuei Mei / The Marrying Maiden

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    --- --- above Chên The Arousing, Thunder
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    ------- below Tui The Joyous, Lake

    The Judgement

    The Marrying Maiden.
    Undertakings bring misfortune.
    Nothing that would further.

    The Image

    Thunder over the lake:
    The image of The Marrying Maiden.
    Thus the superior man
    Understands the transitory
    In the light of the eternity of the end.

    The Lines

    Change at the beginning means:
    The marrying maiden as a concubine.
    A lame man who is able to tread.
    Undertakings bring good fortune.
    Change in the second place means:
    A one-eyed man who is able to see.
    The perseverance of a solitary man furthers.
    [] Change in the third place means:
    The marrying maiden as a slave.
    She marries as a concubine.
    Change in the fourth place means:
    The marrying maiden draws out the allotted time.
    A late marriage comes in due course.
    Change in the fifth place means:
    The sovereign I gave his daughter in marriage.
    The embroidered garments of the princess
    Were not as gorgeous
    As those of the servingmaid.
    The moon that is nearly full
    Brings good fortune.
    [] Change at the top means:
    The woman holds the basket, but there are no fruits in it.
    The man stabs the sheep, but no blood flows.
    Nothing that acts to further.

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