Water hesitating to run off a mountain.




Keeping still




Favourable in the summer.
Unfavourable in the winter.

Seeing important people is favourable.



Water on top of a mountain.


A wise man changes himself to make his way correct.


This chapter comes from the concept of keeping still when seeing danger.

Overall the advice is not to hesitate. In the heat of summer it is alright to rest but otherwise you should get on with the things that need doing.

If you are hesitant you should work to change yourself, and if you were wondering whether to go and see someone important; the answer is yes you should and do not be hesitant.




1) 6 at the start

a) Hesitation ending. Words of praise to come.

b) It was right to wait.

Sometimes it is correct to hold back; this line indicates that you were right to wait for a while, and that someone may tell you so.


2) 6 in 2nd throw

a) A king, a servant; hesitating, hesitating. The cause is not physical.

b) He completes his work without being excessive.

Here the hesitation is deliberate and is done in order to be polite and tactful. Providing that all necessary work is being done, this hesitation is correct.


3) 9 in 3rd throw

a) Hesitation ending; changing for the future.

b) People are pleased.

A hesitant attitude can lead to many missed opportunities and may be a source of despair to people who care.


4) 6 in 4th throw

a) Hesitation ending. Consistency coming.

b) This will bring results.

Hesitations can prevent a good situation from developing properly. A consistent attitude, without hesitation, will be much better.


5) 9 in 5th throw

a) In the middle of great hesitation, friends come.

b) They join you at the centre.

If obstructions force you to keep still then the people who you need to see will come to see you instead.


6) 6 at the top

a) Hesitation ending. Greatness coming. Good fortune.
It is favourable to see important people.

b) Following the way of honour.

The time of hesitation ends with a new start; providing you stop hesitating and see the right people.