Storms and Chaos.








Perseverance leads to great success.

Do not try to carry out plans yet, but it will be favourable to install helpers.



Clouds and thunder.


A wise man uses knowledge in order to weave things together.



This chapter is about a new beginning, and how things often seem strange and disorderly at the start of some new situation.

It is like a violent thunderstorm which marks a change in the weather as a new spring arrives.

You should not try to do too much at this time, but you can make plans and find people who may help you later on.




1) 9 at the start

a) A stone pillar. Carry on persevering. Appoint helpers.

b) By giving dignity to the poor, the great can win over the lowly.

This is the beginning of the difficulties. The advice given here is that you should not do too much, but not give up either, and you should find people who can help.


2) 6 in 2nd throw

a) Beginning here then stopping there.
Riding, and travelling, camping there.
No robbery but an alliance.
Few results at first but eventually a blessing.

b) The hard times are reversed after a cycle of time.

This is a situation where the difficulties put an end to many hopeful beginnings. However, a relationship with someone is established at this time, and although nothing much is gained at first, later it is a great advantage.


3) 6 in 3rd throw

a) Hunting deer without caution; going towards the centre of the forest.
A wise man would not hunt in quite this way. To go on will bring humiliation.

b) A wise man does not chase a chicken through a forest.

Expert help is needed; an experienced guide in dangerous places. Following a desire, into a dark area that is unfamiliar, will lead to unexpected troubles. During difficulties at the beginning you must seek help and advice and be patient.


4) 6 in 4th throw

a) Riding and camping thus. Seeking marriage and alliance.
To go brings good fortune. Everything acts in your favour.

b) Enlightenment indeed.

Now it is time to move out and take the initiative in matters involving seeing people and organising things.


5) 9 in 5th throw

a) Sprouting your life. A little perseverance brings good fortune.
Great perseverance brings misfortune.

b) The blessings are not yet visible.

You are one of the rulers of the situation but you are obstructed as a result of the difficulties. By careful and correct behaviour, mainly by keeping still, the blessings appear as the difficulties are overcome. It is important not to do too much at this time, or you will make things worse.


6) 6 at the top

a) Riding and camping here. Tears of blood flowing there.

b) This could not be continued.

At a time of new beginnings it is inevitable that some things must end. It serves no purpose to mourn something that was bound to end. You should concentrate on the new things and put the old ways behind you.