Waters gather to form a lake.









Like the gatherings in the church of a king.

Seeing important people brings success.

Perseverance is favourable.

Using greatness, and sacrificial offerings; good fortune.

It is favourable to make plans.


A lake on the earth.


A wise man has a policy of eliminating weapons, and uses precautions rather than force.






People will gather together around someone who they respect in some way. If there is joyousness and devotion these gatherings can lead to great things.

This chapter predicts a gathering of some kind and gives various advice on how to handle it. If there are many people there is a chance of robbery or violence occurring unexpectedly; precautions can prevent this.




1) 6 at the start

a) Correct but never finishing.
Then sometimes there is chaos and sometimes there is a gathering.
Like a sign taking it in hand will cause joy.
Fear not; going is without blame.

b) You are not sure.

You may be failing to get the best out of a good situation. This is a result of a lack of effort in planning. This line suggests that you have not acted wrongly but there is a lack of confidence that is a cause of problems. When it can be seen that your attitude has changed the problems will be overcome.


2) 6 in 2nd throw

a) Holding back brings good fortune. No blame.
It is correct and you will gain because of your sacrifice.

b) Key changes have not yet been made.

You should resist joining in with something tempting until important changes have been made.


3) 6 in 3rd throw

a) Gathering here, sad there.
Following guidance is beneficial.
Going is without blame. Slight humiliation.

b) Going underground.

If you cannot meet freely you will have to gather when, and where, you can. There may be sadness and difficulties but you should not plan anything at this stage; just make the best use of what is available.


4) 9 in 4th throw

a) Important people can bring good fortune. No blame.

b) The situation is not acceptable.

There are times when it is correct to go and ask for help. If you ask the right person it will bring good fortune.


5) 9 in 5th throw

a) In control of the gathering.
No blame, but it is not reliable.
Greatness achieved only by constant effort.
Then sorrows disappear.

b) Your inner determination is not yet known.

This is a responsible position and it is hard to maintain. Many will not be as sincere as they pretend; instead interested only in gaining various advantages that your trust might provide. It requires hard and constant work in order to deal with everyone correctly. You will have to prove that you are capable, in various difficult situations, and deal with some difficult people. Some will stay and some will have to go. Do not be deceived or relax and become careless.


6) 6 at the top

a) Paying taxes, weeping and moaning.
No blame

b) Those at the top are not yet peaceful.

Sometimes it is necessary to have a gathering that is not a happy and joyful occasion.