I Ching Hexagrams – Stagnation: meaning of the lines
Line 1: This line depicts an immoral person who is in connection with other immoral people. The sign is a warning: it’s not the time to start new things. It would generate the chain of sinister events.
Line 2: This line is tolerant and cooperative. It rather chooses to be left alone than to associate with the evil. If however, he associates, its virtue deteriorates.
Line 3: The third line gets ashamed because it wants to favor those who have an evil twist. The result is indignity. Although flattery can help us forward, true people don’t follow this road.
Line 4: Every circle has a turning point. The fourth line exited darkness. We have to renew ourselves calmly and firmly.
Line 5: The fifth line can stop misfortune. Unguardedness prolongates crisis. Pay attention to maintain peace.
Line 6: As soon as misfortune reaches its peak, luck will arrive as well. Be careful; don’t accept anyone’s help because we may not want to return it.