A light has gone out.
No energy. Cold and dark. The air itself becomes
thick and opaque, preventing the flow of light and
Love has been lost.
People are lethargic, expression is impaired and
down. Culture is diminished and we become lonely.
In spite of the wintry outlook an inner warmth is
preserved so that one
is capable of not only surviving to the next spring but maintaining
one's integrity through the ordeal.
The hexagram also means concealment, which
suggests a strategy for
coping with adversity, by hiding or keeping a low profile until a
more favourable time.
The hexagram may simply be relating darkness, or
to a sunset, to the
end of the day or being tired at the end of a day.