Hexagram Number 24 Keyword(s):Returning
Symbolic of: a turning back
THE F� HEXAGRAM
The General Meaning
F� indicates that there will be free course and
progress (in what it denotes). (The subject of it) finds no one to
distress him in his exits and entrances; friends come to him, and no
error is committed . He will return and repeat his (proper) course.
In seven days comes his return. There will be advantage in whatever
direction movement is made.
Explanation of the separate lines
1. The first NINE, undivided, shows its subject
returning (from an error) of no great extent, which would not
proceed to anything requiring repentance. There will be great good
2. The second SIX, divided, shows the admirable
return (of its subject). There will be good fortune.
3. The third SIX, divided, shows one who has made
repeated returns. The position is perilous, but there will be no
4. The fourth SIX, divided, shows its subject
moving right in the centre (among those represented by the other
divided lines), and yet returning alone (to his proper path).
5. The fifth SIX, divided, shows the noble return
of its subject. There will be no ground for repentance.
6. The topmost SIX, divided, shows its subject all
astray on the subject of returning. There will be evil. There will
be calamities and errors. If with his views he put the hosts in
motion, the end will be a great defeat, whose issues will extend to
the ruler of the state. Even in ten years he will not be able to
repair the disaster.