Hexagram 16: Self-Reflexive


The same light that shines on the seen shines on the seer. The same darkness moves around them both.


Fire reflects in fire, revealing the Great Empress moving in the dark. Within her, all the sons and daughters dance between heaven and earth. The Wise One stands in his proper place, then moves to be her groom. He sees great mysteries, but seals his lips with a smile. The fool sees only the fire.

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A Treatise on Hexagram 16, Self-Reflexive