The JudgementRETURN. Success.
Going out and coming in without error.
Friends come without blame.
To and fro goes the way.
On the seventh day comes return.
It furthers one to have somewhere to go.
The ImageThunder within the earth:
The image of THE TURNING POINT.
Thus the kings of antiquity closed the passes
At the time of solstice.
Merchants and strangers did not go about,
And the ruler
Did not travel through the provinces.
- 6 - Missing the return. Misfortune.
Misfortune from within and without.
If armies are set marching in this way,
One will in the end suffer a great defeat,
Disastrous for the ruler of the country.
For ten years
It will not be possible to attack again.
- 5 - Noblehearted return. No remorse.
- 4 - Walking in the midst of others,
One returns alone.
- 3 - Repeated return. Danger. No blame.
- 2 - Quiet return. Good fortune.
- 1 - Return from a short distance.
No need for remorse.
Great good fortune.
CommentaryThe idea of a turning point arises from the fact that after the dark lines have pushed all of the light lines upward and out of the hexagram, another light line enters the hexagram from below.
The time of darkness is past.
The winter solstice brings the victory of light.
This hexagram is linked with the eleventh month, the month of the solstice (December–January).