Hexagram 38 Text

Hexagram 38 Text


Divination: Later Heaven Name and Number:


(Sequential: Alternative Name and Number:

……………….53. Burning Desire)



Zodiac:……….00° – 06° Taurus

Calendar:…….Northern Hemisphere: Apr 20 to Apr 26 approx

……………….Southern Hemisphere: Oct 23 to Oct 29 approx

House 11:……120° – 126° rising from IC

Time of day:..08:00 to 08:24 AM (Local Mean Time or Sun Dial time)

Aspect:……….120° – 126° Waxing (Trine – separating)

Moon Phase: Waxing Half Moon Phase (90° – 135°)

………………(7 to 10 ½ days after the New Moon).



Fire above, water below.

Fire burns up and water flows down.

There are two opposing momentums.

Clarity above and without.

Pleasure below and within.

Neither one will follow the other.

Each one will diminish the other.



Warmth increases.

The waters cannot run off forever.


Struggles between clarity and pleasure.

Choose well.

Knowing when to stop is fortunate.

Not knowing leads to misfortune.

Awareness of opposing desires is crucial.

Coarseness impedes culture.



Clarity without, pleasure within.

The more one enjoys, the less clarity one will have.

The greater the clarity, the less enjoyment one will have.

The effects of overindulgence can be seen by all,

As can the effects of discontent.

When such extremes predominate,

The value of the middle way becomes apparent.

Through opposition one struggles to understand.

It becomes important to evaluate the worthiness

Of what one wants.



The third daughter to the second daughter.

She challenges her older sister’s sense of what is appropriate.

Difficulties will brood within.

They are far from the surface.

The second daughter likes to be noticed.

The third daughter will steal the attention of others

Away from the second daughter.

This will cause opposition.

The third daughter is more seductive than the second.

She is ready for a good time.

The second daughter will be threatened or inconvenienced.

The third daughter aligns with pleasure.

The second daughter aligns with clarity.



Pentans-02TA 00-06 Hx-38 Opposition

00-06 TA: 38. Opposition

Daylight continues to be greater than darkness.

The waters are getting warmer.

With more light, more can be done.

Not everything is worth doing.

It is important to be selective.

If one acts on one’s own desires alone

There will be opposition and isolation.

Where there is beauty, there is also ugliness.

Knowing when to stop is appropriate.

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