Preponderance of the Small (Hsiao Kuo)
Hsiao Kuo – Preponderance of the Small: The Thunder is above the Mountain. Just when there is a storm above the Mountain, it’s better to stay calm. This is not the time to exceed our abilities. Don’t start anything new, don’t go on a journey. This sign doesn’t mean any danger, but it suggests keeping calm. The sign resembles a bird: the middle line is its body, the lower and the upper lines are the wings. This bird bravely faces the storm, but bad fate awaits it. The main teaching of the sign is to never start new things in periods when we tend to impinge. Such less serious things are stinginess, gluttony, sorrow and abrasiveness.
I Ching Hexagrams – Preponderance of the Small: meaning of the lines
Line 1: Being prepared isn’t enough. This line tends to proceed without consideration and circumspection. Danger.
Line 2: If the line doesn’t overstep its competency no charge or trouble are expected.
Line 3: Right now it’s better to be careful even with less important things. Showing off and flaunting will just cause trouble.
Line 4: This is a strong line restricted by its weak position. If you stay humble there won’t be any problem. Keep our competence.
Line 5: This line is in a leading situation but it’s weak. It’s like a prince whose talent hasn’t yet evolved. Don’t start a new venture.
Line 6: You need barriers that are real and easy to be respected. Being weasel is dangerous now.
|Personal fate||It’s difficult to prevent the illness.|
|Marriage||It’s difficult to succeed.|
|Household, family||If there are two owners, there’s nothing to gain.|
|Searching for a new job||Achievable, but the position is not that high.|
|Social, political title||Difficult to achieve it.|
|Commerce, business life||Difficulties.|
|People you seek||If we search together with someone, we may find it.|
|Person you’re waiting for||He/She/It’ll be late.|
|Lost property||It’s difficult to get it back.|
|Chasing thieves||It’s difficult to catch them.|
|Traveling||It’s going to rain.|
|Illness||It’s better stay at home.|
|Illness||If it’s not grave, and we can keep still, it can be cured.|
|Personal wish||Difficult to put through.|