21 / 37 Biting Through
Ruling, Problem Solving
"SHIH HO -
SHIH : bit away, chew; bite persistently and remove; snap at, nibble; reach the essential by removing the unnecessary. The ideogram: mouth and divination, revealing the essential..
HO : close the jaws, bite through, crush between teeth. The ideogram: mouth and conver, jaws fit together as a lid fits a vessel." ERANOS p276
"[With enlightement comes direction].
Thunder, lightning. Biting through (Revealing the essential).
In primal times one heightened awareness by enforcing the laws through flogging."
In hexagram 21, problems are solved through the establishment of laws as part of the process of moving from chaos, or an old established order (50), to order.
(All four hexagrams (50,21,3,48) deal with foundations as part of the concept of transition and influence symbolised in their base trigrams.)
Hexagram 21 is the general form of hexagram 39
The raw context from which the situation derives is described by hexagram 16 Forseeing. It passes through hexagram 17 Believing before reaching here.
By introducing this hexagram as context, you can change a state described by any other hexagram into a state described by hexagram 51. To make a state associated with another hexagram transform into this state, introduce hexagram 51 as context.
It is important to remember that, when using transformative methods, the more lines requiring change, the more energy required when attempting to introduce a different context. It may therefore be of benefit to work on existing changing lines and achieve your goal in steps rather than attempt, for example, a six-line change all at once.
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