54. Kuei Mei - The Marrying Maiden -- -- -- -- above Chên The Arousing, Thunder ----- -- -- ----- below Tui The Joyous, Lake ----- The Judgement The Marrying Maiden. Undertakings bring misfortune. Nothing that would further. The Image Thunder over the lake: The image of the Marrying Maiden. Thus the superior man Understands the transitory In the light of the eternity of the end. The Lines Nine at the beginning means: The marrying maiden as a concubine. A lame man who is able to tread. Undertakings bring good fortune. Nine in the second place means: A one-eyed man who is able to see. The perseverance of a solitary man furthers.  Six in the third place means: The marrying maiden as a slave. She marries as a concubine. Nine in the fourth place means: The marrying maiden draws out the allotted time. A late marriage comes in due course. () Six in the fifth place means: The sovereign I gave his daughter in marriage. The embroidered garments of the princess Were not as gorgeous As those of the servingmaid. The moon that is nearly full Brings good fortune.  Six at the top means: The woman holds the basket, but there are no fruits in it. The man stabs the sheep, but no blood flows. Nothing that acts to further.
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