The preparations have been
Possessing truth like charisma.
Wind moving over the earth.
Wise kings look everywhere to see the people and set up teaching.
The pattern of lines is like a watchtower.
Gentle and devoted describes a holy man who sits in a high place and meditates.
This chapter means
you sit and think about your life and times; perhaps while looking through your
If you are in a high place then you should be taking a wide view.
It can also be useful, at certain times, to be seen around.
This may be a time when you decided to pause; while you wait for something.
1) 6 at the start
For a common person - no blame.
For a wise man - humiliation.
b) This is the way of small-minded people.
This means that you are taking something at 'face value', listening to gossip, or you are being fooled by a false image. You will have to look for subtle clues. Things are often more complicated than they seem to be.
2) 6 in 2nd throw
a) Furtive contemplation. Furthering the perseverance of an old woman.
b) Truly ugly.
This means that you are looking at things in a nosey and self-interested type of way. You do not see enough in order to be able see the other people's situations clearly; and you think too much about your own situation. It is possible to look after yourself with this sort of outlook; but you may bring harm to other people.
3) 6 in 3rd throw
a) Contemplation of my life. Advancing and retreating.
b) The right way is not lost.
You are thinking about your life and wondering what to do. This suggests that you will know what is the correct thing to do.
4) 6 in 4th throw
Contemplation of the glory of the city.
It will be favourable to exert influence on guests; like a king.
b) Honoured guests.
This is about seeing people in meetings, and at social gatherings, and making progress as a result.
5) 9 in 5th throw
a) Contemplation of my life. A wise man without blame.
b) Look at the effects on the people.
This means you look back at your life and wonder if you have done it right. The fact that you are wondering is a strong indication that your attitude is good. If the effects you have produced in the world are good then you have done well. If you have this line it means that you are 'without blame'; which is good.
6) 9 at the top
a) Contemplation of their life. A wise man without blame.
b) Your mind is not yet settled.
Here, you are wondering about someone; this line suggests that they are of good character.