I Ching, Yijing or Zhou Yi
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  Yi Jing, Oracle of the Sun

The lines of hexagram 57

  For the meaning of Eminent - expansion. Harvest - determination click HERE
  The image: 'Following' is almost the same character as the name of hex.17. The same components, but arranged differently. It is to follow compliant, adapting.
  Line 4. After a victory, a big hunt was organized for the celebrations. Three kinds of game were a good sign. This battle would enter the annals of history.
  Line 5. 'Before' and 'after' are literally 'ancestors' and 'descendants'. Geng is the seventh Celestial Stem, and the seventh day of the ten-day 'week'. It is yang metal, associated with the West and grain, and it indicates change, the transition to a new period. The ideogram is a tool for threshing grain. It means change, restore, to reward, road or age. With little dots added it means 'empty husk' or prosperous or repose (obviously the situation after threshing, the moment of Geng itself is hard work). Geng is also the name of a constellation, according to Mathews' the evening star: it lengthens the day. When 3 days have passed after geng-shen-day, it is jia-zi-day, the first day of a new cycle, but also the day of the battle at Muye, where king Wu conquered the Shang. This line changes to hex.18, where it says: before Jia 3 days, after Jia 3 days.
  Line 2 and 6. see here

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