THE SIGN:

Trigram Ch'ien, the Creativeabove Ch'ien the Creative, Heaven
Trigram K'un, the Receptivebelow K'un the Receptive, Earth

This hexagram is the opposite of the preceding one. Heaven is above, drawing farther and farther away, while the earth below sinks farther into the depths. The creative powers are not in relation. It is a time of standstill and decline. This hexagram is linked with the seventh month (August-September), when the year has passed its zenith and autumnal decay is setting in.