I Ching Hexagrams – Work on what has been spoiled: meaning of the lines
Line 1: We are hit by the negative effects of past actions. If we want to repair it we need to be careful and gently patient. Violence would only bring failure and resistance.
Line 2: This line shows mostly emotional problems. If we want to be effective we need to be understanding and tactful. If our appearance is too powerful, we hurt our environment.
Line 3: Although having the intention to correct mistakes is good, exaggerated hustle will meet with resistance. Pay attention to the approach, power and strength are obstacles right now.
Line 4: Current position isn’t suitable to improve decay. Those who are getting involved into the situation will cause bigger trouble and get humiliated.
Line 5: Correction, that is not purposeless at all, is made possible by the cooperation of the people.
Line 6: In the end decline is followed by correction. That is how things are. Intelligent people don’t try to flaunt the world with huge promises and benefit from others.