Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Yi 273: prerequisite for "Company"

As stated here previously, more than a couple times, I am solo until and unless something particular happens, this particular something best described (and previously shown here in readings) as "Release," or whatever one wants to name hexagram 40.

Without belaboring too much, this "40" is a prerequisite; nothing of substance, nothing I want (where Company is concerned) is possible until I am "liberated" from present circumstance that, in sheer practical terms, precludes such Relationship.

Not to mention the very important - MORE important - matter of my own sense of self-worth; how and who and what I feel myself to be.

Anyway, given recent Yi feedback re: a perhaps budding "flower," I thought I'd revisit this notion, because ain't nothin' goin' on, no matter the dreams, readings, hunches, the works, unless there is Big Change, and that Big Change (given what it would have to be about) will, by its nature, arrive as something of a surprise, no matter that its nature is clear to me and that I have been working toward it for quite some time now.

Blah blah blah.

To the point:


Legge: The second line, dynamic, shows its subject catch, in hunting, three foxes, and obtain the yellow (golden) arrows. With firm correctness there will be good fortune.
Wilhelm/Baynes: One kills three foxes in the field and receives a yellow arrow. Perseverance brings good fortune.
Blofeld: With one yellow arrow, he killed three foxes in the field. [Three birds with one stone.] Righteous persistence will bring good fortune.
Liu: One catches three foxes in the field and gains a yellow (golden) arrow. To continue brings good fortune.
Ritsema/Karcher: The fields, catching three foxes. Acquiring a yellow arrow. Trial: significant.
Shaughnessy: In the fields bagging three foxes, and getting a yellow arrowhead; determination is auspicious.
Cleary (1): Catching three foxes on a hunt, having golden arrows, correctness brings good fortune.
Cleary (2): Catching the third fox on a hunt, finding a yellow arrow, etc.
Wu: The hunter bags three foxes and finds a yellow arrow. It will be auspicious with perseverance.