The hexagram relates to the material
infrastructure of life and to material wealth or poverty.
This hexagram is often an assurance of material
welfare, that one’s
needs are being met, either through one's own efforts or through
Consider that when material nourishment has been
taken care of we
become free to engage in
That is, material nourishment is a
support to a spiritually desirable activity rather than an end in
itself. Consider too that material needs can be very demanding of our
attention, so when dealing with stuff we should take care not to become
The hexagram may simply be referring to a
substance, probably of a
hard, bright and showy variety, like metal or gold.