I Ching Hexagrams – Biting Through: meaning of the lines
Line 1: This sign depicts a shackled leg. It’s a symbol that something holds us back in our environment. It could also mean the need for self-control, punishment and restraints. This punishment and control can refer to us or to another person. Shallow love ruins the children. Sometimes wise punishment is needed.
Line 2: This sign symbolizes a soft-hearted mother who can’t discipline. However, punishment is needed to create the correct lifestyle. Fine discipline won’t be beneficial.
Line 3: This line is close to darkness. It tastes rotten meat and finds it poisoned. It judges a person in which darkness is deeply rooted. It’s better throwing the meat away since we couldn’t deal with the poison.
Line 4: This line shows a hard task, a difficult period. Just like when we bite on the bone while eating meat. Don’t let this set us back; difficulties can only be defeated by chewing.
Line 5: It’s a difficult situation with unexpected luck. Dry meat turns out to be gold. With virtuous, right behavior we can easily deal with the problem.
Line 6: This line hog-ties itself as a result of its own actions. It like it has ears but doesn’t hear, has eyes but doesn’t see. It doesn’t listen to good advice. Stop this silly thing until you can!