47 — Oppression — HEXAGRAM NUMBER FORTY-SEVEN –. OPPRESSION. Other titles: Exhaustion, The Symbol of Repression and Confinement, Adversity. I Ching Hexagram 47 – The embarrassment – Circumstances or appearances play a negative role. Justifying oneself is useless, one will be understood later. Archetype Oppression. CR P02 C47 A Therefore they set taskmasters over them to oppress them with forced labor. They built supply cities, Pithom and.

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His fears and irresolute concerns over previous failures are not conducive to progress. Great frustration can mount when you feel hemmed in or when your words are not believed.

Although he is not in his appropriate place, he and his correlate will in the end be together.

These conditions indicate the repression of good men by adversity. Be simple and pure in your efforts. Forum Shared Readings Hexabrama confusion over He enters his house and does not see his wife.

You do not know who your friends are and the words of authorities are not to be trusted. Two of the very best are free. Riding a solid indeed. The situation is one that is severely limiting and some type of change is required.

You will soon find support. So stupid is line one that by her own action she increases her distress. The man is oppressed by stone.

47: Oppression

Tao te Ching Audio. Seizing tending-towards star thistles. Though words be spoken, they will not inspire confidence. The joy to come is less certain, but may be assured by our making a suitable sacrifice. Improve your attitude, and the situation will follow.


He is straitened by his ministers in their scarlet knee covers. He will come out of hardship slowly and be happy. The rock is often a symbol of eternity, and is seen as a dwelling place for spiritual beings, hence: I just still don’t understand one part of the imagery in changing lines 2 and 4: There will be good fortune for the great men. The lake with no water symbolizes Oppression.

Say “regretting the level;” there is regret; determination is auspicious. Your progress is slowed by your position in the situation. Gradually the situation improves.

A man permits himself to be oppressed by stone, and leans on thorns and thistles.

I Ching Hexagram 47

He disowned the God who made him, dishonored the Rock, his salvation. This line is an unambiguous warning that your situation is untenable — both dynamic and magnetic forces are against you. The way out will show itself at the right time. Do not let others become aware of your position.

Being strong and balanced, they are able to be joyful even in danger; this is the will that is up to oneself. You are contesting for mastery in a corrupt situation and you simply cannot win. It will be good to make offerings. Entering into a dark valley, for three years he is not drawn out; inauspicious. People who try to practice the Tao can all keep steadfast when they are in easy circumstances, but many of them waver in determination when they are in difficult or perilous situations.

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If one indicates with words only, no one will believe.

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To endure hard times — or even benefit from them — you are called upon to tap the deepest stratum of your identity, which is stronger even than fate and essentially incorruptible by even the harshest realities. If, however, its perversity goes beyond all measure, the soul incurs an even more severe penalty administered by avenging daimons.

The definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing while expecting a different result. But the upper trigram symbolizes Cheerfulness, and this indicates that he gets by notwithstanding his difficulties.

47 Confining/Oppression KUN | I Ching: Mothering Change

The source of common good is like an old neglected well. Oppression at the hands of the man with the purple knee bands.

For the benefit of the Work, sacrifice your autonomy and your need to understand, and attain eventual liberation. Most translations render this line as a golden carriage hexagraam luxurious vehicleslowly transporting the subject of the fourth line to his destination. Log in to search the I Ching Community, view your profile or private messages or check the latest updates.

The man in the red ceremonial robe comes.