I-Ching Hexagram Sixty-Two, Small Crossing

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I-Ching-Hexagram Sixty Two – Small Crossing

 

Yin energy is more than Yang energy.

The mistake is caused by insufficiency.

To extend the meaning, it is over cautiousness.

 

This hexagram (Small Crossing) in Chinese is Xiao Guo.

Xiao Guo indicates there is too much Yin energy.

In I-Ching, Zhong (medium) and Da (large) indicate Yang energy.

Xiao indicates Yin energy.

Therefore, Da Guo means there is too much Yang energy whereas Xiao Guo means there is too much Yin energy.

 

In this hexagram (Small Crossing), its upper trigram is Thunder and its lower trigram is Mountain.
It is moving on the top but it is stopped at the bottom.

It is similar to a bird flying in the sky and landing on the ground alternatively.

It also implies that the management team is busy and the operational team is not working.

Therefore, one can achieve small projects but not big projects.

 

This hexagram (Small Crossing) follows Hexagram Sixty One Confidence Within.

The trigrams of both hexagrams are totally opposite.

In Hexagram Sixty One Confidence Within, one is humble and expresses sincerely.

Therefore, one can influence others.

In this hexagram (Small Crossing), one looks impractical but one is practical in mind.

Therefore, one takes actions based on one’s definite opinions.

In terms of small projects, the solution is not working quickly in Hexagram Sixty One Confidence Within but the solution is effective in this hexagram (Small Crossing).

In terms of projects, it is a long-term project in Hexagram Sixty One Confidence Within but it is misfortune in this hexagram (Small Crossing).

 

In Hexagram Sixty One Confidence Within, the hexagram in Chinese, Zhong Fu, means an egg is hatching.

The shell of the egg is firm but it is an embryo inside the egg.

It implies believing.

In this hexagram (Small Crossing), the bird comes out of the egg and flies.

The bird has light features outside and a firm body inside.

 

Xiao Guo of this hexagram (Small Crossing) also means over cautiousness.

 

If a questioner has got this hexagram (Small Crossing), one is better not to take actions.

Small projects can be achieved but it is not for big projects.

One is better to be conservative and to step aside.

One is better not to be too aggressive.

 

The one who retreats has good fortune.

The one who is aggressive has misfortune.

 

 

[Summary of Hexagram Sixty Two – Small Crossing]

There is too much Yin energy.

Everything goes smoothly.

It is better to be righteous.

One can do small projects but not big projects.

A flying bid is looking for a place to rest and it is better to fly downward but not upward.

 

 

1st Line

In this hexagram (Small Crossing), it is better to go downward but not go upward.

It is better to stay than to move.

In this line, birds fly upward.  Misfortune.

The problem cannot be solved.

 

There is nothing we can do.

One can find no way out.

 

The image of a flying bird comes from

1)     This line and 2nd line of this hexagram (Small Crossing) look like wings.  This is the sign of moving wings.

2)     This line matches up with 4th line of this hexagram.

 

 

2nd Line

One has not meet Yang energy and gentlemen.

One brushes past a grandfather and meets a grandmother.

One cannot meet an emperor but meets a minister.

No fault.

 

 

3rd Line

In this hexagram (Small Crossing), Yin energy is more than Yang energy.

Yang energy is not growing up as much as Yin energy.

Gentlemen are fewer than villains.

At that time, one shall be cautious and protect oneself.

If one does not protect oneself and follows villains, one will be harmed by villains.

Misfortune.

 

In this hexagram (Small Crossing), 2 Yang lines are surrounded into 4 Yin lines. 

Yin energy is larger than Yang energy.

The Yang lines of 3rd line and 4th line of this hexagram (Small Crossing) cannot beat Yin lines.

If one cannot beat others, one shall protect oneself and avoid misfortune.

This line is the top line of the trigram Mountain of this hexagram (Small Crossing) so one knows the right time to stop.

4th line is the bottom line of the trigram Thunder of this hexagram (Small Crossing) so one does not know the right time to stop and goes forward.

Therefore, one will meet villains and will be in danger.

 

 

4th Line

Yang energy is getting close to Yin energy.

However, Yang energy cannot exceed Yin energy implying villains or women.

Therefore, one will be in danger if one goes forward.

One shall be cautious and shall not follow villains and women.

On shall never expect that it will last forever.

 

In this hexagram (Small Crossing), 2 Yang lines are surrounded into 4 Yin lines. 

Yin energy is larger than Yang energy.

The Yang lines of 3rd line and 4th line of this hexagram (Small Crossing) cannot beat Yin lines.

If one cannot beat others, one shall protect oneself and avoid misfortune.

This line is the top line of the trigram Mountain of this hexagram (Small Crossing) so one knows the right time to stop.

4th line is the bottom line of the trigram Thunder of this hexagram (Small Crossing) so one does not know the right time to stop and goes forward.

Therefore, one will meet villains and will be in danger.

 

 

5th Line

Yin energy has ascended.

Water condenses and becomes clouds.

However, it does not rain and clouds gather in the west.

A master shoots a bird so it hides in a cave.

A master catches it in the cave.

 

 

6th Line

 

Yin energy exceeds Yang energy.

Therefore, one cannot meet Yang energy.

This is a sign of birds flying away.

Misfortune.

There will be disasters.

 

In this hexagram (Small Crossing), 5th line and this line are Yin lines.

They beat Yang energy.

In this hexagram (Small Crossing), the 5th line is staying next to Yang line (of 4th line) and this line is far away from Yang energy.

 

In this hexagram (Small Crossing), 1st line and this line are the both ends of the wings of a flying bird. 

This line is the peak of this hexagram (Small Crossing) representing a flying bird.

Therefore, it has a meaning of a leaving bird.

In this hexagram (Small Crossing), it is better to go downward and avoid going upward.

Hence, it is misfortune when a bird is flying upward.

 

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