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Hexagram 7
Shih - The Army

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yin above: K'un / The Receptive, Earth
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yang below: K'an / The Abysmal, Water
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CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Seven/Line Four


Six in the fourth place means:
The army retreats. No blame.

US army retreat


In the face of a superior enemy, with whom it would be hopeless to engage in battle, an orderly retreat is the only correct procedure, because it will save the army from defeat and disintegration. It is by no means a sign of courage or strength to insist upon engaging in a hopeless struggle regardless of circumstances.



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