The Family
Upper Trigram:Sun, Gentle Penetration, Mildness, Wind, Wood
Lower Trigram:Li, Clinging Brightness, Fire
Governing Rulers:Six in the second place
Nine in the fifth place

The Image
Wind coming forth from fire: the image of Chia Jen. The superior man, in accordance with this, orders his words according to the truth of things, and his conduct so that it is uniformly consistent.

Miscellaneous Signs
K'uei looks on others as beyond its care; Chia Jen all includes within its sphere.

The Judgement
For the realisation of what is thaught in Chia Jen, or for the regulation of the family, what is most advantageous is that the wife be firm and correct.

In Chia Jen the wife has her correct place in the inner trigram, and the man his correct place in the outer. That man and woman occupy their correct places is the great righteousness shown in the relation and positions of heaven and earth.
In Chia Jen we have the idea of an authorative ruler; that, namely, represented by the parental authority. Let the father be indeed father, and the son son; let the elder brother be indeed elder brother, and the younger brother younger brother; let the husband be indeed husband, and the wife wife: then will the family be in its normal state. Bring the family to that state, and all under heaven will be established.

The Lines and commentaries
Bottom nine
Showing its subject establishing restrictive regulations in his household. Occasion for repentance will disappear.
'He establishes restrictive regulations in his household': before any change has taken place in their wills.
Six in the second place
Showing its subject taking nothing on herself, but in her central place attending to the preparation of food. Through her firm correctness there will be good fortune.
The good fortune attached to this line is due to the docility of its subject and the humility of her action.
Nine in the third place
Showing its subject treating the members of the household with stern severity. There will be occasion for repentance, there will be peril, but there will also be good fortune. If, however, the wife and children were to be smirking and chattering, in the end there would be occasion for regret.
When 'the members of the household are treated with stern severity', there has been no great failure in the regulation of it. When 'wife and children are smirking and chattering', the proper economy of the family has been lost.
Six in the fourth place
She is enriching the family. There will be great good fortune.
'The family is enriched, and there is great good fortune': due to the subject's docility, and the line's being in its correct place.
Nine in the fifth place
Showing the influence of the king extending to his family. There need be no anxiety; there will be good fortune.
'The influence of the king extends to his family': the intercourse between them is that of mutual love.
Top-most nine
Showing its subject possessed of sincerity and arrayed in majesty. In the end there will be good fortune.
The 'good fortune connected with the display of majesty', describes the result of the recovery of his true character.

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