Héng, Steady the helm of the heart
The great image says: Thunder and wind: Mt. Heng
Héng: the ideogram and the story. What does it mean for your question?
This hexagram is complementary to hex.42.
Top line: Stimulating steadiness. pitfall.
If your steadiness can change through influences, it is obviously not your own heart which sets the course. Try to find your real inner basis, the real values that inspire you. The things that move your soul and not just your ideas.
(Changes to hex.50) Mirror
Line 5: Steadying one's character, Determination. Mature women auspicious, young men pitfall.
You need the solid base of your feelings to find your road in life. Of course you also need a daring active mind - but not for essentail decisions. For those you have to rely on that inner wisdom, your inner goddess.
(Changes to hex.28) Mirror
4: Fields without wildfowl.
Don’t blame the field. If you catch nothing, you are either hunting at the wrong place or moment, or you did not prepare yourself. Hunting is a question of mind, not of hands. A good hunter does not need to run after the game, he waits at the right spot.
(Changes to hex.46) Mirror
Line 3: No steadiness in one's character. One might present a sheep offering. Determination Distress.
Without consistency in one's character one gets nowhere, even with the best intentions. Not in one's own life and not with others. The result will be a life of regrets, unless one continuously mends all errors and misunderstandings.
(Changes to hex.40) Mirror
Line 2: Regrets disappear.
When you tackle things, or even life, step by step, every small step according to who you really are, you inevitably go the way you’re supposed to go, you follow your destination. Setting a goal and striving towards it can be great, but it will not span a life. It will stay limited, a part but not the whole.
(Changes to hex.62)
Initial line: Deep-digging steadiness. Determination pitfall. No ground for harvest.
Following one’s course comes natural if one is in tune with oneself and universe. It should not be complicated, not something which has to be dug out to the bottom. Then one’s boat floats in freedom the right course on the river of one’s life.
(Changes to hex.34)