21. Shih Ho / Biting Through
above Li The Clinging, Flame
below Chên The Arousing, Thunder
Biting Through has success.
It is favorable to let justice be administered.
Thunder and lightning:
The image of Biting Through.
Thus the kings of former times made firm the laws
Through clearly defined penalties.
Nine at the beginning means:
His feet are fastened in the stocks,
So that his toes disappear.
Six in the second place means:
Bites through tender meat,
So that his nose disappears.
Nine in the fourth place means:
Bites on dried gristly meat.
Receives metal arrows.
It furthers one to be mindful of difficulties
And to be persevering.
Six in the fifth place means:
Bites on dried lean meat.
Receives yellow gold.
Perseveringly aware of danger.
Nine at the top means:
His neck is fastened in the wooden cangue,
So that his ears disappear.
29. K'an / The Abysmal (Water)
above K'an The Abysmal, Water
below K'an The Abysmal, Water
The Abysmal repeated.
If you are sincere, you have success in your heart,
And whatever you do succeeds.
Water flows on uninterruptedly and reaches its goal:
The image of the Abysmal repeated.
Thus the superior man walks in lasting virtue
And carries on the business of teaching.