Hexagram Twenty Six
Ta Ch’u (Pro: Da Choo) – Revitalising Restraint
Richness of possibilities confronts you. As the sun rises warmth pours out if there is a clear sky. There are no clouds now and there can be replenishment. Open to this inflow of warming enrichment.
The enrichment comes from great personal discipline, or perhaps the discipline of circumstance. The discipline has enabled both a receptivity of mind as well as the ability to tune the receptivity to the enormous potential of the hidden aspect of the human spirit. Wisdom and healing arise.
This has led to a great degree of self containment or self reliance, or what some may judge as restraint. It expresses as the ability to remain steadfast and in contact with ones own inner power despite the adversities and changes of life. Like a mountain with gold in its depths, you exist unmoving within change, with treasure within.
The treasures of the spirit and culture discovered enable the possibility of successfully undertaking difficult projects or tasks. Take the opportunity to extend into the world. This opens the possibility of good fortune and allows a meeting with the new.
Be nourished by what has been found, and nourishing with friends. Spend time with them in relaxed surrounding. Share some of your inner and worldly wealth. The mountain, however self sustained, needs to allow trees, animals and people to live on its slopes.
Key words: Being still like the mountain allows self renewal. But streams can flow into the world and bring changes from the heart of the crags.
The Moving Lines.
1.Stop now! Although there is great energy to do so, misfortune follows an attempt to advance. Wait.
2.Circumstances beyond your control call a halt to any progress. Recognise the situation and wait until there is a change which favours further advance. This conserves power.
3.Advance is now favoured and possible. Be aware of what forces are in opposition, and through awareness avoid them. Practice the skills necessary to deal with such problems, and keep the goal in mind.
4.Recognise future problems and deal with them now. This is like preventing the growth of a young bulls horns. Better now than later. Then advance is easy and success assured.
5.To have a gelded boars tusk is to have power over something that could have attacked you. The power comes from understanding the beast. This leads to unexpected good fortune.
6. Being in accord with the scheme of things removes all obstacles. Great is your advance and support given.