Thunder under the lake.








Perseverance brings good fortune.

No blame.


Thunder in the lake.


A wise man uses the night for rest and sleep.


This chapter is about people who follow. It could be a person who you have helped and who wishes to know you better. It could be a larger group of people who wish to follow your example.

Alternatively, it may be you following someone else. A following is a good thing if it happens naturally and with good intentions; so there is good fortune predicted.

However, there is also a reminder to get enough sleep.




1) 9 at the start

a) The official way is in decline.
Perseverance brings good fortune.
To go out doors to see people produces deeds.

b) To follow the way of reform brings good fortune.

This means that times are changing and you should help others with worthwhile projects. This will lead to good results. Here, following means joining with others to do things.


2) 6 in 2nd throw

a) Devoted to the unimportant son. Letting go of the worthy man.

b) Not able to hold on to both.

This means you have a choice of people who you can deal with. If you follow the wrong one you will lose the right one. Best to let go of the weak or childish one before it is too late. Follow the strong one.


3) 6 in 3rd throw

a) Following the worthy man. Letting go of the unimportant son.
Through following you find what you seek. Results due to perseverance.

b) Desires of the heart put to one side.

This means you will do best if you follow a strong person rather than trying to lead a weak person. It will be better to follow a sensible path rather than do whatever you feel like doing.


4) 9 in 4th throw

a) A following that gains in number. Perseverance brings misfortune.
To go your way correctly leads to enlightenment.
How could there be blame in this?

b) The way of heaven leads to enlightenment.

If you have a following in times of success the wrong people; flatterers and yes men may follow you. These people bring misfortune but if you are sincere and behave correctly you will learn from these experiences and similar problems can be avoided in the future.


5) 9 in 5th throw

a) Sincere and good. Good fortune.

b) The place is correct and central.

This means you have a good attitude and you will do well. You have a following.


6) 6 at the top

a) Joining in and pledging loyalty. The king makes full use of the benefits.

b) Ending with the high.

This means that connections begin to form with influential people.