that the right nourishment won’t fix.
The hexagram means need, as a result of one's
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 has meaning for 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.
Consider exhaustion as an exhalation to be
followed by inhalation. The deeper the exhalation, the richer the subsequent inhalation. This
illustrates how one can raise one's energies by using a hunger. One can
cultivate a stronger motivation for a resolution by longing for it, by
fantasising about it or simply by being optimistic .
In the context of sexual relation too,
deliberately deepening a
longing is a gainful strategy to enrich the eventual meeting. One may
cultivate an expectation by teasing, by reminding oneself (or each
other) regularly, or by fantasising about the meeting.