I Ching Hexagrams – Modesty: meaning of the lines
Line 1: Humble and imperturbable progress makes possible to get promotion from a low-status job.
Line 2: It’s impossible to avoid arguments and difficulties; all that really matters is to stay humble. However be careful. People who are too humble usually want to manipulate others. Plus exaggerated humbleness can easily be interpreted as weakness.
Line 3: The third line teaches us to solve bothersome situations with our best intentions. Sooner or later this attitude will bring luck.
Line 4: The fourth line is close to the power of the situation. Being humble can help you win the trust of your leaders and employees as well.
Line 5: This is a weak line but it’s surrounded by wise ones. It’s followed because it’s modest and it can handle the upcoming problems.
Line 6: The upper line shows the urge of self-restriction. Whenever there is some inconvenience we have to fight ourselves and not step up aggressively towards the outside world.