Above: The Gentle (3)
Below: The Creative (7)
The hexagram describes a situation where an irresistible force is temporarily held in check.
Being restrained is not unfavourable because through restraint and gentleness, the outcome will ultimately be successful. In carrying out any purpose we need determination and adaptability in our relations with the group.
In times when we can have no great effect on the outer world, we must turn our attention to the inner self and refine the expression of our nature in small but important ways.