Interpreting the I Ching: Chen, Ken, Chien and Kuei Mei
51. CHEN – THUNDER, SHOCK, TURMOIL
This is a repeat of the thunder trigram, and it signifies that there is stormy weather ahead. Don’t panic, just wait until it passes and then reassess your situation. Oddly enough, this is a good hexagram for anyone who communicates for a living.
52. KEN – STILLNESS, KEEPING CALM
This repeats the stillness trogram, so it suggests that you take thing easily and progress slowly along your present path. Don’t take unnecessary gambles or more difficult jobs than those you are already coping with. Peace, love and harmony can be expected at home.
53. CHIEN – GRADUAL DEVELOPMENT
Happiness will be assured in love or marriage, as long as you keep to the rules and don’t embark on a fling. In all other things, develop slowly, even though there doesn’t seem to be much progress at the moment.
54. KUEI MEI – THE MARRYING GIRL
Chinese marriages were (and often still are) arranged ones. Worse still, the girl had to go and live with the husband’s family, and put up with whatever they did to her. This could work out well, but often it was a recipe for victimization. Thus, this hexagram counsels against getting into a situation that you can’t get out of quickly, especially marrying or becoming entangled in an affair. Also, try to avoid situations at work and elsewhere were you are likely to be made into a victim. New relationships are doomed to disaster, quarrels and heartbreak. If you cannot get what you want, then at least want what you have. This refers to matters of love, sex and also to business or financial decisions.
Source: “Secrets of Chinese divination” by Sasha Fenton – Sterling/Zambezi