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Hexagram 53: Gradually

Statement: A woman marries: fortune. Gainful purity.


Top trigram: Wind


Bottom trigram: Mountain


Hexagram Number: 53

Hexagram Name: Gradually

Line 1 comment: Wild swans gradually reach the stream bank. One's children endangered. There is talk. No fault.

Line 2 comment: Wild swans gradually reach the boulder. Drinking and eating in bliss. Fortune.

Line 3 comment: Wild swans gradually reach the shore. A man journeys but does not return. A wife, pregnant; does not give birth. Misfortune. Gain by guarding against raiders.

Line 4 comment: Wild swans gradually reach the wood. Some find branches. No fault.

Line 5 comment: Wild swans gradually reach the hill. Three years: a wife cannot conceive. At the end of twilight: success. Fortune.

Line 6 comment: Wild swans gradually reach a plateau. Their feathers can be used for the rites. Fortune.

The image Wood on the mountain: gradually. The noble one dwells in high moral character and reforms popular customs.

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