Allow things to happen.
The hexagrams of the Oracle are constructed from
the two building
blocks of Yang and Yin, as represented by the solid and broken lines of
which they are composed. This hexagram contains only broken lines, and
so epitomises the qualities of Yin.
Yin’s primary quality is absolute receptivity to
Yang. Yin devotedly responds to each of Yang’s initiatives
by providing a perfectly complementary opposite to receive it, whatever it is,
thereby letting it happen.
By following Yang in this way, Yin gives meaning to Yang
and to every one of its initiatives. As well, Yin's
guarantee of reception and its welcoming complementarity are irresistibly attractive promises,
that add fuel to Yang's desire.
Yin has the qualities of yieldingness, ordinariness
and emptiness that complement Yang’s qualities of strength, importance
and fullness of presence.
Yin’s reception of Yang’s initiative is not
without character. Yin has the privilege of choosing an enthusiasm (or
restraint) to its reception of each initiative, which affects the
initiative’s outcome. Yin gives shape to Yang’s raw energy.
At one extreme, Yin may choose to restrain an
initiative so severely as to stifle it, but at the other, Yin may respond with
such unqualified enthusiasm that the initiative takes on a life of its
own. The Oracle has a great regard for these requited initiatives.
are the heart of its conception
of Love .
The meaning of the hexagram is in receptivity to
another’s overtures, in choosing the enthusiasm with which one
accommodates them, and in the greatness that may come from
This hexagram also represents one of twelve
stages in the cycle
of development and decline, an important
principle for the Oracle . It describes the stage at the start of a new
cycle and at the end of an old one, a state of pure emptiness from
which a development commences or into which a decline concludes.