Shăng indicates that (under its conditions)
there will be great progress and success. Seeking by (the qualities
implied in it) to meet with the great man, its subject need have no
anxiety. Advance to the south will be fortunate.
Explanation of the separate lines
1. The first SIX, divided, shows its subject
advancing upwards with the welcome (of those above him). There will
be great good fortune.
2. The second NINE, undivided, shows its subject
with that sincerity which will make even the (small) offerings of
the vernal sacrifice acceptable. There will be no error.
3. The third NINE, undivided, shows its subject
ascending upwards (as into) an empty city.
4. The fourth SIX, divided, shows its subject
employed by the king to present his offerings on mount Kh�.
There will be good fortune; there will be no mistake.
5. The fifth six, divided, shows its subject
firmly correct, and therefore enjoying good fortune. He ascends the
stairs (with all due ceremony).
6. The sixth six, divided, shows its subject
advancing upwards blindly. Advantage will be found in a ceaseless
maintenance of firm correctness.