Sequence of the Gua
Tai is advance without hindrance, but this condition does not remain forever. Thus, after Advance, Hindrance follows.
Commentary on the Symbol
Heaven and Earth do not communicate. An image of Hindrance. In correspondence with this, the superior person restrains himself with virtue to avoid calamities. He should not pursue high position and handsome payment.
Hindrance. No one can alter. Unfavorable to superior persons.
The divination: the great is departing; the little is arriving.
Commentary on the Decision
Hindrance. No one can alter. Unfavorable to the superior person. The divination: the great is departing; the little is arriving.
Heaven and Earth do not unite; all beings do not communicate; the upper and the lower do not link; there are no relations between states.
The inner is yin, the outer is yang. the inner is yielding; the outer is firm. The inner is inferior; the outer is superior.
Thus, the way of the little is expanding. the way of the great shrinking.