Hexagram 33 Text

Hexagram 33 Text


Divination: Later Heaven Name and Number:


(Sequential: Alternative Name and Number:

  1. Victory of the Dark)



Zodiac:………..00° – 06° Libra

Calendar:……..Northern Hemisphere: Sep 23 to Sep 29 approx

………………..Southern Hemisphere: Mar 20 to Mar 26 approx

House 6:………90° – 84° setting to IC

Time of day:…06:00 to 06:24 PM (Local Mean Time or Sun Dial time)

Aspect:…..…..90° – 84° Waning (Square – separating)

Moon Phase:.. Waning Crescent Moon Phase (90° – 45°)

……………….(7 to 10½ days after the Full Moon).



Heaven above, the mountain below.

Light above, stillness below.

Strength without, patience within.

Firm in stillness

A sage waits for a vision.



Light on the mountain.

At the summit,

One observes.

A sage on the mountain,

Who sees what others cannot.

A breakthrough in solitude.

One cannot stay here forever.

The way home becomes apparent.

Rest before you start.



One pauses

In the hustle and bustle of life.

One feels a need for inner tranquility and peace.

One breathes deeply

And takes a calm approach to time demands.

In the world one is active everywhere.

At home one rests and contemplates.

Understanding will not come from action.



The third son to the father.

The third son is slow to act. The father acts quickly.

The third son measures the effect before he speaks.

The father speaks freely.

The third son rests content. The father will force issues.

The third son will not respond quickly to his father.

He is uncertain of his capacity.

The father would like to see more confidence.

The third son will wait for his father’s attention.

The father is not always sensitive and can be aloof.

The third son is patient.

He will ask before he acts,

Or wait to be told what to do.



Pentans-07LI 00-06 Hx-33 Retreat

00-06 LI: 33. Retreat

Great changes. Darkness ascends.

If you want something, don’t just sit there

And wait for someone to get it for you.

Get it yourself.

One actively pursues what one values

Even if one must spend some time alone in the process.

If the way before one is blocked

One must retreat and wait for a more agreeable time.

Wait for the vision, and then wait no longer.

If one can see it, one can do it.

A New Interpretation of Hexagrams! Without the Superior Man!