The hexagram describes a stage of
development where all preparatory
work has been done, strength has built up and one is ready to act.
of Modesty requires that the
strong support the weak.
Virtuous strength therefore controls itself. It considers the
consequences for others before acting. It waits for the right
opportunity to act rather than having its way as soon as it can.
A balance of strength and restraint promotes
tranquility. This is a time of peace, a time to consolidate one's
position and watch for opportunity. The time to act, though close, has
not yet arrived.
Strength, stability, readiness and self-control
give confidence to