I Ching Hexagram: 55
Formed By The Trigrams: Thunder over Fire.
General: Make sure you provide for the future even though you are at the peak of success.
Love: Enjoy and celebrate the success of your relationship.
Business: Even though you are currently very successful make sure you make plans for the future.
Personal: This is a very successful time for you. Make the most of your success for lasting benefits.
Overview: Feng appears when everything is currently very successful. It is a remind that although it is fine to enjoy this period you should not make the mistake of thinking this period will last forever. Everything is transient. Success, like adversity is just as transient. Enjoy this period of life by all means but make plans to provide for the future when times may not be so beneficial. Celebration is appropriate but guard against making foolish decisions. Major success is all too rare to be taken lightly.
"Não Fique triste... Seja o Sol ao meio-dia. Ilunine e
alegre tudo o que existe sob o céu. Respeite
os ciclos de vida." (Crica e Déia)
Chên is movement; Li is flame, whose attribute is clarity. Clarity within,
movement without-this produces greatness and abundance. The hexagram
pictures a period of advanced civilization. However, the fact that
development has reached a peak suggests that this extraordinary condition of
abundance cannot be maintained permanently.
ABUNDANCE has success.
The king attains abundance.
Be not sad.
Be like the sun at midday.
It is not given to every mortal to bring about a time of outstanding greatness
and abundance. Only a born ruler of men is able to do it, because his will is
directed to what is great. Such a time of abundance is usually brief. Therefore
a sage might well feel sad in view of the decline that must follow. But such
sadness does not befit him. Only a man who is inwardly free of sorrow and
care can lead in a time of abundance. He must be like the sun at midday,
illuminating and gladdening everything under heaven.
Both thunder and lightning come:
The image of ABUNDANCE.
Thus the superior man decides lawsuits
And carries out punishments.
This hexagram has a certain connection with Shih Ho, BITING THROUGH
(21), in which thunder and lightning similarly appear together, but in the
reverse order. In BITING THROUGH, laws are laid down; here they are
applied and enforced. Clarity [Li] within makes it possible to investigate the
facts exactly, and shock [Chên] without ensures a strict and precise carrying
out of punishments.