K'an The Abyss, Water Ken Keeping quiet, Mountain. The hexagram depicts a dangerous abyss, which opens in our eyes; there is an unaccesible mountain quite near, which rises in front of us. We are surrounded by obstacles. The hexagram represents barriers that appear with the passage of time that can't be overcome.
It teachs the man giving way, that going backwards, one can find solutions in moments of hindrance. Watching quietly the danger, making a stop, and going backwards, the man can find help and solve the problems.
It is a moment of hardness and hindrances. We should stop whe facing danger. This one is external; it hasn't been produced by our behaviour. When making a stop, we will find the way to overcome risk, so we will defeat any obstacle. We are successfully looking for relationships that help us accomplish our goals. With perseverance, one can get to the end successfully.
In a time of prosperity, it is common to have difficulties. These ones, from outside, won't do anything but back up our position. Introduced as "danger" outside, it will be necessary to make a stop before facing them. Look for help, make a step forward overcoming obstacles and succeed. Good luck.