Hexagram 22: Gazing at the Sky
The Wise One sits on a mountain, gazing into heaven.
Before the Golden Code can be brought to Earth, Heaven must be glimpsed from the mountain. The Wise One does much work by simply meditating. His vision turns quietly to the sky before his quill will move. Nevertheless, there is much danger in the valley below. Only the fool rushes to code whenever he hears the minister's foot steps.
- Line 6 -- Perfection has been attained, if only for a moment. Savoring the achievement, the Wise One feels great joy. All the trials on the path fade away. Great fortune.
- Line 5 -- Heaven flows through his quill, much light and ecstacy are revealed. There is much beauty to behold. Yet the Wise One keeps his silence behind a faint smile. Small errors may remain, though they are quickly removed. No blame. The time of joy is near.
- Line 4 -- Wind makes the fires blazing hot. The Wise One is seized with the light of heaven, his quill moves deftly. Much progress is made in the dark of the evening. Only the fool asks help of others, bringing all to a halt.
- Line 3 -- Heaven hovers over the deep. The light could be mirrored faithfully on the waters or be scattered fruitlessly on the waves. The slightest breeze may cloud one's vision. The Wise One grasps inspiration before it fades. Only the fool feeds parchment to the dragon.
- Line 2 -- A hot wind blows from the mountain top. All effort could lead to the Golden Code or be lost in heaps of paper and endless meetings. There is a weak foundation for future progress and much hangs in uncertainty. Great peril.
- Line 1 -- A light of gold, filled with stars, appears before one's eyes. This is not a glimpse of the Golden Code, but the end of the minister's cane. There is much darkness upon the earth for many weeks. Much blame, no progress.