I Ching Hexagrams – The Well: meaning of the lines
Line 1: The first line depicts the muddy bottom of a well. It’s a human being whose mind is obscured by wishes and affections. Those with obscured mind are usually useless and are avoided by others.
Line 2: The line depicts the rope with a dipping bucket on its end. It’s possible that the rope is not long enough to reach the water. The problem may not be the depth of the length of the rope. (thus our attitude).
Line 3: The well is clean now, sediment has settled. Unfortunately valuable source isn’t appreciated.
Line 4: A well or any other permanent source of water needs constant care and maintenance. Though it can give a lot, self-discipline and strong principles are necessary.
Line 5: This line denotes the drinkable cool water. Its personality is an example for everyone. The line can depict the source of the water (knowledge) as a teacher.
Line 6: The well shouldn’t be covered. Don’t make it impossible for others to drink.