Friday, October 5, 2012

Shuo Gua Zhuan 說卦傳 (11)

說卦傳   第十一章

Shuo Gua Zhuan Chapter 11

Qian is Heaven, circle, emperor, father, jade, gold, cold, ice, deep red, good horse, old horse, bony horse, piebald horse, fruit with a woody crust.


Kun is Earth, mother, cloth, caldron, frugality, level plain, mother cow, big wagon, mixed colours and shapes, multitude, handle to keep stable. Referring to earth, it is black soil.

  震為雷、為龍、為玄黃、為敷、 為大涂、為長子、為決躁、為蒼莨竹、為萑葦。 其於馬也,為善鳴、為馵足,為作足
, 為的顙。 其於稼也,為反生。 其究為健,為蕃鮮。

Zhen is Thunder, dragon, greenish yellow, progress, a highway, elder son, vigorous decision, bright green bamboo, grasses, sedges and rushes. Among horses, it represents one that neighs well, one with white hind hoof, one that runs with two feet in synchronized action simultaneously, one with a white-starred forehead. With agriculture, it represents what disappears from the surface waiting to be reborn with vigor. It is most luxuriant and beautiful.

  巽為木、為風、為長女、為繩直、 為工、為白、為長、為高、為進退、為不果、為臭。 其於人也,為寡髮、為廣顙、為多白眼、為近利市三倍。 其究為躁卦。

Xun is wood, wind, elder daughter, a rope hanging down, a carpenter’s set square, being white in colour, being long in shape, being tall in build, being progressing and receding, being indecisive, being unpleasant odor. In terms of human, it represents hair deficiency, broad forehead, non-proportionally large white part of eyes. It indicates outrageous 300% profit. It is because of its being a trigram of impatience.

  坎為水、為溝瀆、為隱伏、為矯輮、為弓輪。 其於人也,為加憂、為心病、為耳痛、為血卦、為赤。 其於馬也,為美脊、為亟心、為下首、為薄蹄、為曳。其於輿也,為丁躦。 為通、為月、為盜。其於木也,為堅多心。

Kan is water, is a trench (for irrigation), is to hide and ambush, is interchanging between straight and crooked, is a bow or a wheel. In terms of human, it represents increasing worries, distrust due to suspicion, pain in the ears. It is the trigram of blood and whatever red. In terms of a horse, it is one with an elegant spine, is one with high spirit, is one frequently drooping its head, is one with thin hoof, is one dragging its feet. In terms of wagons, it is one encountering risky situations.  It represents smoothness with no obstruction; it represents the moon, a thief (active in the dark). In terms of wood, it is hard and firm at heart.

  離為火、為日、為電、為中女、為甲冑、為戈兵。 其於人也,為大腹,為乾卦。 為鱉、為蟹、為蠃、為蚌、為龜。其於木也,為科上槁。

Li is fire, the sun, lightning, middle daughter, armour, spear and sword. In terms of human, it represents one with a big belly. It is the trigram of dryness. It represents a turtle, a crab, a conch, a clam, a tortoise. In terms of plants, it is hollow inside and rotten at the top.

  艮為山、為徑路、為小石、為門闕、為果蓏、為閽寺、為指、為狗、為鼠、為黔喙之屬。 其於木也,為堅多節。

Gen is mountain, a trail, small rocks, door or gateway, fruits on trees or creepers, watchman at the door or gateway. It represents a finger, a dog, a rat, a bird of prey. In terms of plants, it is stiff with a lot of joints.

其於地也,剛鹵。 為妾、為羊。

Dui is a marsh, a young girl, a witch, mouth and tongue. It is the image of cutting down (harvest), fruits ripen on vines and fallen off. In terms of land, it is hard and alkaline. It represents a concubine, a sheep.


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