Originally Posted by dragona
I believe that we must always begin with literal understanding and later look for figurative sense.
The name of the hexagram is a compound of:
1) at the left, WORDS / TALK
2) at the right A HAND GRASPING TWO SPIKES, meaning UNION, JOINING → Carpe Diem?
Time of joining is the celebration of modesty.
How to talk for picking up girls? DONT BE BRAGGING.
Be humble and will collect.
But don´t be like Huriah Heep! (1)
H.15 MODESTY (2) unchanged says something like:
The celebration of modesty.
NOBLE YOUNGS HAVE END.
Boys are finite.
At the end they come to exhaustion.
Nothing lasts forever, but meanwhile ...
All the best,
(1) In the film Il Sorpasso, there is a famous sequence where Gassman said «MODESTLY», but the sense was hidden in the english subtitles.
(2)H.15 is also THE RODENT.
In my country «to have mice in the mind» means to have indecent intentions, dirty fantasy. Boys have mice in the mind. Of course, girls too.