The lake is too full.








Your publication reaches the king.

It is correct to cry out and warn of danger.

Do not resort to arms; instead make plans and preparations.


A lake higher than Heaven.


A wise man distributes goods in order to reach those below but he remains aloof so that he can follow a righteous path.


This is a situation where a bad person at the top holds down the good people below.

By pushing resolutely the good people will dislodge the bad person completely. This may take some time; depending on the situation and how resolute the various people are.

There should not be any violence; although there may be times where it seems possible.

The way forward is to calmly make progress in positive ways.




1) 9 at the start

a) Cannot resist stepping forwards.
Going and failing brings misfortune.

b) It is a mistake.

It would be a mistake to rush in, to try to sort something out, at this time. In this situation you should try to resist the temptation, or you will get into trouble, or make some kind of mistake.


2) 9 in 2nd throw

a) Fear and outcry.
There will not be weapons during the night.
Fear nothing.

b) A central position; no need to worry.

There is tension and conflict in the air and worrying things happen in various places. The advice here is that you do not need to worry; despite apparent dangers.


3) 9 in 3rd throw

a) To speak out would bring misfortune.
A wise man: Breakthrough! Breakthrough!
Going alone caught in danger.
Stained and abused.
No blame.

b) In the end no blame.

This represents somebody in a very difficult situation. This is a good person but they are forced by somebody evil to put on a false appearance. This is done by secret means and they dare not speak out. Because of this they appear bad, or mad, and suffer criticism. This may be some kind of blackmail. There is no blame in this person's behaviour; but they will need some help to escape or it will continue.


4) 9 in 4th throw

a) The buttocks without flesh.
Now he is moving the camp.
If he would be led like a sheep remorse would disappear
but if these words are heard they will not be believed.

b) If you do not believe, there is no enlightenment.

You only have to let yourself be led along the obvious path and everything would work out fine. Instead, you wear yourself out, worrying and running around, unnecessarily.


5) 9 in 5th throw

a) Swamps, highlands: Breakthrough! Breakthrough!
Moving into the centre.
No blame.

b) The centre is not yet in the light.

This describes a situation where you have made progress in many areas and now you will be able, in time, to make the final breakthrough and achieve your objectives.


6) 6 at the top

a) Without crying out.
The end brings misfortune.

b) The end cannot be long.

This line represents the hardened evil person who is eventually overcome by the strong people below. This person will put up more resistance than might be expected; this is where the resoluteness is necessary. After a long struggle they go quietly and unexpectedly; this is the breakthrough and it is a misfortune for them.