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Hexagram 56 The Wanderer
Expression Lü intimates that (in the condition which it denotes) there may be some little attainment and progress. If the stranger or traveller be firm and correct as he ought to be, there will be good fortune.
Judgement The Wanderer. Success through smallness. Perseverance brings good fortune To the wanderer.
Image Fire on the mountain. Image of the Wanderer. Thus the superior man Is clear-minded and cautious In imposing penalties, And protracts no lawsuits.
  Expression: The bird's nest burns up. The wanderer laughs at first, then must needs lament and weep. Through carelessness he loses his cow. Misfortune.
Image: 'Considering that the stranger is here at the very height (of distinction),' with the spirit that possesses him, it is right he (should be emblemed by a bird) burning (its nest). 'He loses his ox(-like docility) too readily and easily:'--to the end he would not listen to (the truth about the course to be pursued).
      Expression: He shoots a pheasant. It drops with the first arrow. In the end this brings both praise and office.
Image: 'In the end he will obtain praise and a (high) charge:'--he has reached a high place.
  Expression: The wanderer rests in a shelter. He obtains his property and an ax. My heart is not glad.
Image: 'The stranger is in a resting-place:'--but he has not got his proper position. 'He has the means of livelihood, and the axe:'--but his mind is not at ease.
  Expression: The wanderer's inn burns down. He loses the steadfastness of his young servant. Danger.
Image: 'The stranger burns his lodging-house:'--and he himself also suffers hurt thereby. When, as a stranger, he treats those below him (as the line indicates), the right relation between him and them is lost.
      Expression: The wanderer comes to an inn. He has his property with him. He wins the steadfastness of a young servant.
Image: 'He is provided with good and trusty servants:'--he will in the end have nothing of which to complain.
      Expression: If the wanderer busies himself with trivial things, He draws down misfortune upon himself.
Image: 'The stranger is mean and meanly occupied:'--his aim is become of the lowest character, and calamity will ensue.