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Hexagram 21

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by James Byrd

I.The Oracle 

A. Hexagram twenty-one is Shi Ke, or Gnawing Bite. Additional interpretations are Biting Through plus Biting and Chewing. Its lower trigram in Zhen: shake or thunder. Its upper trigram is Li: radiance or fire.      


   1. Biting Through has success.
   2. It is favorable to let justice be administered. 

B. The Image

  1. Thunder and lightning:
      a) The image of Biting Through.
      b) Thus the kings of former times made firm the laws

          Through clearly defined penalties. 

II. My interpretation 

A. “Gnawing Bite

Get a grip on legal matters. 



References
Byrd, James (2018) “The Future”
Huang, Kerson, and Rosemary (1987). I Ching
Karcher, S. and Ritesema, R. (1995). I Ching: The Classic Chinese Oracle of Change [The First Complete Translation with Concordance]
Legge, James (2012). The I Ching: The Book of Changes (Sacred Books of China: The Book of Changes)
Reifler, S. (1974) I Ching: The World’s Oldest and Most Revered System of Fortune Telling
Van Over, R. (1971), I Ching
Wilhelm, R., and Baynes. C.F. (1967). The I Ching, or, Book of Changes (Bollingen Series XIX)
Wilhelm, Hellmut and Richard Wilhelm (1995). Understanding the I Ching



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