THE SIGN:

Trigram Sun, the Gentleabove Sun the Gentle, Wind, Wood
Trigram Ch'ien, the Creativebelow Ch'ien the Creative, Heaven

This hexagram means the force of the small - the power of the shadowy - that restrains, tames, impedes. A weak line in the fourth place, that of the minister, holds the five strong lines in check. In the Image it is the wind blowing across the sky. The wind restrains the clouds, the rising breath of the Creative, and makes them grow dense, but as yet is not strong enough to turn them to rain. The hexagram presents a configuration of circumstances in which a strong element is temporarily held in leash by a weak element. It is only through gentleness that this can have a successful outcome.