I Ching Hexagrams – Limitation: meaning of the lines
Line 1: Have self-control, don’t do anything, don’t act, keep calm to avoid trouble.
Line 2: Self-restraint is necessary but we shouldn’t close ourselves in. If we do so, the dam breaks and the water floods everything.
Line 3: It takes great effort to keep the flow. If we stop the dam breaks. The problem should be seen in advance or it’ll be too late.
Line 4: Self-control is a rhythmical and regular action. Everything will be okay with permanence.
Line 5: Those who rule their life can gain others love and respect.
Line 6: This position denotes exaggerated self-control, unreasonable discipline and abnormal self-restraint.