The present is embodied in Hexagram 41 – Sun (Decrease): If there is sincerity in sacrifice, there will be great good fortune, freedom from error, firmness and correctness that can be maintained, and advantage in every movement that shall be made. In what shall this sincerity in the exercise of sacrifice be employed?
The third line, divided, shows how of three men walking together, the number is diminished by one, and how one, walking, finds his friend.
The topmost line, undivided, shows its subject giving increase to others without taking from himself. There will be no error. With firm correctness there will be good fortune. There will be advantage in every movement that shall be made. He will find ministers more than can be counted by their clans.
The situation is shifting, but neither Yin (the passive feminine force) nor Yang (the active masculine force) is gaining ground.
The future is embodied in Hexagram 11 – T’ai (Peace): We see the lesser gone and greatness come upon us. There will be good fortune, with progress and success.
The things most apparent, those above and in front, are embodied by the upper trigram Ken (Mountain), which is transforming into K’un (Earth). As part of this process, stillness and obstruction are giving way to docility and receptivity.
The things least apparent, those below and behind, are embodied by the lower trigram Tui (Lake), which is transforming into Chi’en (Heaven). As part of this process, joy, pleasure, and attraction are giving way to strength and creativity.