A lake between earth banks.







Approach has supreme success.

Perseverance is favourable.

If there is a climax in the eighth month then there will be misfortune.



Earth above the lake.


A wise man uses teaching to avoid stagnation and he uses compassion to defend the people without setting limits.


The meaning of this chapter is that there is an approach with an offer. An offer that promises to bring an increase to both parties.

This seems all for the good and it may well be. On the other hand, sudden promotions into a new way of life often lead to problems. If you fail to keep a careful attitude, and neglect to look after people, it may all end badly.




1) 9 at the start

a) Partnership approach. Perseverance brings good fortune.

b) His will is to act correctly.

Somebody, who wants you to work with them, approaches you. This will turn out well provided you do the work properly.


2) 9 in 2nd throw

a) Partnership approach; good fortune. Nothing that would not be favourable.

b) You need not yield to fate.

This is very favourable. It will be hard to go wrong in this situation unless you become lazy and careless.


3) 6 in 3rd throw

a) Light-hearted approach. Nothing favourable.
If you are sorry about this then no blame.

b) If you are sorry the fault is not long lasting.

This is a warning about not taking something seriously enough or 'taking it easy' when things need to be done. It says that if you realise your mistake you can change your attitude before it is too late.


4) 6 in 4th throw

a) Completed approach. No blame.

b) The place is right.

Here you have formed a good relationship with somebody. This is a good thing to do and not a mistake.


5) 6 in 5th throw

a) Understanding approach.
This is right for a great leader.
Good fortune.

b) He walks in the middle.

This line means that you are in a position to help somebody in a more humble situation; and this will bring good fortune to you both. You should allow the other person as much freedom as possible and as much help as they want.


6) 6 at the top

a) Generous approach. Good fortune.
No blame.

b) Their heart is in it.

Here you help somebody without having any obvious reason to think that you will gain yourself. This brings good fortune.