The present is embodied in Hexagram 51 - Chen (Shock): There is an intimation of ease and development. When the time of movement comes, the subject will be found looking out with apprehension, yet smiling and talking cheerfully. When the movement, like a crash of thunder, terrifies all within a hundred li, he will be like the sincere worshipper, who is not startled into letting go his ladle and cup of sacrificial spirits. The fifth line, divided, shows its subject going and coming amidst the startling movements of the time, and always in peril. Perhaps he will not incur loss, and find business which he can accomplish. The situation is evolving slowly, and Yang (the active masculine force) is gaining ground.
The future is embodied in Hexagram 17 - Sui (Following): There will be great progress and success, but one must be firm and correct. There will then be no error. The things most apparent, those above and in front, are embodied by the upper trigram Chen (Thunder), which is transforming into Tui (Lake). As part of this process, movement, initiative, and action are giving way to joy, pleasure, and attraction.