A lake below the mountain.


Keeping still





Decrease is correct.

Supreme good fortune.

If you are without blame then perseverance is possible.

Your plans can still suceed.

Finding out the causes will be useful.

Two ceremonial bowls are all you need for prayers.


A lake below the mountain.


A wise man represses anger to restrain his impulses.






Decrease means a time when there is a decline, or things are more difficult than usual, or less than you hoped for.

The advice is directed towards turning things around so that in the longer term the hard times will bring benefits.

You should avoid becoming annoyed and frustrated. Outer stillness and inner happiness should be aimed for. If you overreact to bad news then chances for the future may be lost. By being sincere and showing a good attitude during hard times good friends will be found and hangers-on will be lost. The other advice is to find out all you can about what has caused the decrease. Perhaps to avoid it happening again.

There is a prediction here of good fortune provided you are not to blame for your problems and provided you behave correctly.




1) 9 at the start

a) Closing down all business.
Going quickly.
No blame.
Discuss the decrease with others.

b) Honouring agreements.

If the decrease is such that it is not possible to continue normal activities any longer then it is not wrong to withdraw for a while. However, it is important that you end things properly, and consult people before you go. This will be to your advantage later on.


2) 9 in 2nd throw

a) Perseverance is favourable.
Punishing leads to misfortune.

b) A moderate position motivates help.

You may be angry and blame others for the decrease but it is important to make progress in positive ways and to resist the temptation to get involved in any pointless disputes about who is to blame.


3) 6 in 3rd throw

a) When three people move together their number will decrease by one.
When one man moves alone he will gain a friend.

b) Three is a reason for doubt.

This means that someone will find the situation unbearable and therefore decide to leave. Then they will find a companion.


4) 6 in 4th throw

a) Decreasing his problems.
Getting the work started soon brings joy.
No blame.

b) It is a cause for joy.

Once the time arrives where it is possible to start work, to recover from the decrease, it is best to get started as soon as possible.


5) 6 in 5th throw

a) Possibility of increasing.
Ten pairs of shields.
Nothing can oppose it.
Supreme good fortune.

b) Shielded from above.

This line means that something lucky will happen. You will be receiving some unexpected good news.


6) 9 at the top

a) Nowhere decreasing instead increasing it.
No blame.
Perseverance brings good fortune.
It is favourable to have a plan.
You acquire helpers but no longer have a home of your own.

b) He attains his will in great measure.

You are in a position to do well for yourself and to provide work for others. This is good fortune for all concerned.