Due to the presence of BOTH/AND states in this hexagram's trichotomous form, this hexagram can share context with hexagram 60.
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At all times, the path into hexagram 41 is that of 19 - approaching,defering. What this implies is that the change of any hexagram into 41 is forced to go through the characteristics of 19
At all times the path out of hexagram 41 is the opposite of the path in - in this case the path described by 33 - structured retreating, tricking. Thus the process of hexagram 41 changing into any other hexagram has to pass through hexagram 33 to start.
Hexagram 41 finds it's roots in hexagram 07, uniforming, with the emphasis on uniforming developing in concentration.
As we progress towards the refined point at the top of the hexagram, so we pass through ever-improving states, the description of which is given by the order of contextual hexagrams. The final contextual state, prior to text and context becoming 'one', is described by the line 5 influence - hexagram 60, Limiting (through standardising).
For hexagram 41, the contextual hexagrams sequence from the base line through to the top is:
At a finer level of analysis, the contextual hexagrams encapsulate the behaviour of a hexagram pair - where one is connected to the unchanging line and the other to the line when it changes.These pairs are shown below, with The layout format described here
41 (50,40) Concentrating(lit & met) (Self Concentration) With self reflection comes retainment. ------ (6) Regulation - Studying : Honouring (26) (45) -- -- (5) Refurbishment - Nourishing : Exceeding (27) (28) -- -- (4) Refurbishment - Masking : Unmasking (04) (49) -- -- (3) Balance - Approaching : Withdrawing (19) (33) ------ (2) Presence - Sympathizing : Portraying (61) (62) ------ (1) Development - Opposing : Bypassing (38) (39) Influencing changing line hexagram for: Line 6 Hexagram : 33 5 : 62 4 : 39 3 : 45 2 : 28 1 : 49
Contractive bonding within the context of expansive bonding.
Contractive static aspect within the context of an expanding static aspect.