Upper Trigram:Ch'ien, Creative Principle, Heaven
Lower Trigram:Chen, Thunderclap, Movement
Governing Rulers:Bottom nine
Nine in the fifth place

The Image
Thunder rolls all under the sky, and to everything is given its nature, free from all insincerity. The ancient kings, in accordance with this, made their regulations in complete accordance with the season, thereby nourishing all things.

Miscellaneous Signs
Ta Ch'u keeps still and waits the proper time; Wu Wang sets forth how evil springs from crime.

The Judgement
Wu Wang indicates great progress and success, while there will be advantage in being firm and correct. If its subject and his actions be not correct, he will fall into errors, and it will not be advantageous for him to move in any direction.

In Wu Wang we have the strong first line come from the outer trigram, and become in the inner trigram lord of the hexagram. We have motive power and strength; we have the strong line in the fifth place, in the central position and being responded to by the weak second: there will be 'great progress proceeding from correctness'; such is the appointment of heaven.
'If its subject and his actions be not correct, he will fall into errors, and it will not be advantageous for him to move in any direction': whither can he who thinks he is free from all insincerity, and yet is as here described, proceed? Can anything be done by him whom the will and appointment of heaven do not help?

The Lines and commentaries
Bottom nine
Showing its subject free from all insincerity. His advance will be accompanied with good fortune.
When 'he who is free from insincerity' makes any movement, he will get what he desires.
Six in the second place
Showing one who reaps without having ploughed that he might reap, and gather the produce of his third year's fields without having cultivated them the first year for that end. To such a one there will be advantage in whatever direction he may move.
'He reaps without having ploughed': the thought of riches to be got had not risen in his mind.
Six in the third place
Showing calamity happen to one who is free from insincerity, as in the case of an ox that has been tied up: a passer-by finds it and carries it off, while the people in the neighbourhood have the calamity of being accused and apprehended.
'The passer-by gets the ox': this proves a calamity to the people of the neighbourhood.
Nine in the fourth place
A case in which, if its subject be firm and correct, there will be no error.
'If he can remain firm and correct there will be no error': he firmly holds on.
Nine in the fifth place
Showing its subject free from insincerity, and yet fallen ill. Let him not use medicine, and he will have occasion for joy in his recovery.
'Medicine in the case of one who is free from insincerity': it should not be tried at all.
Top-most nine
Showing its subject free from insincerity, and yet sure to fall into error if he take action. His action will not be advantageous in any way.
'The action of one who is free from insincerity' will bring on the calamity arising from action when the time for it is exhausted.

1. Ch'ien
Creative Principle

2. K'un
Passive Principle

3. Chun
Initial Difficulties

4. Meng
Youthful Inexperience

5. Hsü

6. Sung

7. Shih
The Army

8. Pi
Seeking Unity

9. Hsiao Ch'u
Minor Restraint

10. Lü
Treading carefully

11. T'ai

12. P'i

13. T'ung Jen

14. Ta Yu
Great Possessions

15. Ch'ien

16. Yü

17. Sui

18. Ku
Arresting Decay

19. Lin

20. Kuan

21. Shih Ho
Biting through

22. Pi

23. Po

24. Fu
The Turning Point

25. Wu Wang

26. Ta Ch'u
Restraining Force

27. I

28. Ta Kuo

29. K'an
The Abyss

30. Li
Clinging Brightness

31. Hsieh

32. Heng

33. Tun

34. Ta Chuang
Strength of Greatness

35. Chin

36. Ming I
Sinking Light

37. Chia Jen
The Family

38. K'uei

39. Chien

40. Hsieh

41. Sun

42. I

43. Kuai

44. Kou
Coming on

45. Ts'ui

46. Sheng
Moving upward

47. K'un

48. Ching
The Well

49. Ko

50. Ting
The Cauldron

51. Chen

52. Ken

53. Chien
Gradual Progress

54. Kuei Mei
Marriageable Maiden

55. Feng

56. Lü
The Wanderer

57. Sun
Gentle Penetration

58. Tui

59. Huan

60. Chien

61. Cung Fu
Inner Truth

62. Hsiao Kuo
Small Excess

63. Chi Chi
Completion and After

64. Wei Chi
Before Completion