53 / 11 Development (Gradual Progress)
"CHIEN : advance by degrees; pentrate slowly and surely, as water; stealthily; permeate throughout; influence, affect. The ideogram: water and cut."ERANOS p567
"[With self-restraint comes influence : Maturing]
One dwells in one's intellectual path to make better the desires of the common people."
In hexagram 53 is the the transition of a loose 'yielding' relationship to one of firmness and strength. The penetrating wind restrained. (directed). In the image, by emphasizing one's mental powers it is hoped that this influences the common people and encourages them to better themselves. This does not occur overnight, maturing takes time. Contextually, we combine correct order and completion with modesty and evenness giving gradual development; maturing.
(In the traditional text, the spirit mentioned below is symbolized by a wild swan.)
Hexagram 53 is the specific form of hexagram 51
The raw context from which this situation derives is described by hexagram 63 Completing/Sequencing. It passes through hexagram 15 Modesty/Levelling before it reaches here.
By introducing this hexagram as context, you can change a state described by any other hexagram into a state described by hexagram 39. To make a state associated with another hexagram transform into this state, introduce hexagram 39 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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