Kūn, the Field
The great image says: The basic disposition
of earth is female.
Kūn: the ideogram and the story. What does it mean for your question?
This hexagram is complementary to hex.1.
Benefit of sixes (hex.2's hex. 1): Fruitful: everlasting determination.
Dao is the field that supports and brings to life everything, all beings. Dao has no action at all of its own, and that frees the way for creation and energy. When everything is receptivity, nothing stands between man and universe. If man can merge with a thought, an action, an ideal, then nothing can stop him.
Top 6 (hex.2's hex. 23: Dragons struggle in
the wild. Their blood is black and yellow.
Not accepting fate means one brings about a life full of difficulties. One does not only fight what happens, but more than anything else one fights oneself. Make clear choices: do or do not, there is no in between.
Hexagram 23: Get to the bottom of it and decide.
6 at 5 (hex.2's hex. 8: Yellow skirt. Eminent auspiciousness.
No need to show who you are, it shows in what you do. The heart shines through the outward appearance and actions. Who is strong does not need to raise his voice, a good ruler does not need to display his authority.
Relating hexagram: Cooperation without coercion.
6 at 4 (hex.2's hex. 16: Enclosed in a bag. Without fault, without praise.
You don't have to judge or choose about good and evil. It narrows the mind and makes it unfit to follow the time. Earth does not choose, it gives every being room for its own Dao. Silence is a powerful tool, it can heal both your heart and your relations.
Relating hexagram: Share your dreams and inspire others.
6 at 3 (hex.2's hex. 15: Harboring qualities
permits determination. If one follows king's affairs,
without achieving, he completes.
One's inner pattern decides what one accomplishes. Honor is of no use, dedication does the job. Act as if it is for a king, not for a goal: the value is in the doing.
Relating hexagram: Doing things the way they want to be done.
6 at 2 (hex.2's hex. 7: Straight, square,
great. Without skills there is nothing that does not bear fruit.
Without doing, nothing not done. One accomplishes what one is or lives, not what thinks to do. Greatness accomplishes great things.
Relating hexagram: Natural discipline is being one with what you do.
6 (hex.2's hex. 24: Treading on hoarfrost, hard ice is arriving.
Every thing and every time has its Dao. The earlier one sees its signs, the better one can act according to them - or retreat from harming ones. One’s degree of sight and insight decides about the direction one’s life might take. One's ability to act or withdraw timely decides if it actually will.
Relating hexagram: The recovery of your soul should never be far away.