that the right nourishment won’t fix.
The hexagram means need, as a result of
resources being exhausted. It could be a need for anything - food,
energy, love or stimulation. The hunger is debilitating and if not addressed
could spiral out of
control. Effort should be made to find nourishment, even if one is
tired, for it is unlikely that the situation will resolve by itself.
There isn’t necessarily any external obstacle to
nourishment. While it
is possible that one's environment is poor, it may also be that one is
hungry amidst a sea of plenty.
The hexagram specifically concerns the development of
relation. It means hunger for love. One may have
embarked on a pursuit of romance but is finding it difficult to engage
a suitable partner. Or, if already in relationship, one is separated
from one’s partner and longing for togetherness.
A hunger can be exploited: Consider exhaustion as an exhalation to be
followed by an inhalation. The deeper the exhalation, the richer the subsequent inhalation.
When a hunger is deep, the right nourishment is particularly strengthening.
Address the hunger by constant effort, by keeping it in mind and by longing for a resolution.
In the context of sexual relation, deliberately deepening a
longing is a gainful strategy to enrich an eventual meeting.