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Hexagram 24
Fu - Return (The Turning Point)

yin
yin above: K'un / The Receptive, Earth
yin
yin
yin below: Chên / The Arousing, Thunder
yang
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CHANGING LINE:

Hexagram Twenty-Four/Line Six


Six at the top means:
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.

Terracotta Army, Xian


If a man misses the right time for return, he meets with misfortune. The misfortune has its inner cause in a wrong attitude toward the world. The misfortune coming upon him from without results from this wrong attitude. What is pictured here is blind obstinacy and the judgement that is visited upon it.



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