Thunder under the mountain; rain in the valleys.


Keeping still





Providing nourishment.

Perseverance brings good fortune.

Seeing nourishment being provided is a result of seeking the provision of the food.


Thunder under the mountain.

Providing nourishment.

A wise man uses carefully chosen words, to provide information, and sets limits to his eating and drinking.



The six lines look like an open mouth. Providing nourishment is related to mouths by the eating of food but it is also related to mouths by words which provide information.

Words come out of the mouth and food goes in. Providing means making things available to others.

The advice in the image is that you must first get the things that you want to provide. This sounds obvious but many people just talk and provide nothing.

The other advice is to be careful about what you say and to avoid excessive eating and drinking.





1) 9 at the start

a) You put your magic tortoise into storage
and then look at me
with the corners of your mouth drooping.

b) Not an honourable attitude.

This is someone who hides their own things away; and then looks jealously at other people who have their things on open view.



2) 6 in 2nd throw

a) Jaws dropping.
Breaking laws heading for the hills.
Jaws punishing.

b) Tempted to forget his place.

This is someone who thinks that they can obtain things easily by breaking a few rules. They end up being punished.


3) 6 in 3rd throw

a) Rejecting jaws.
Perseverance brings misfortune.
Do not use for ten years.
Nothing favourable.

b) Rebelling against the way.

This is a strong warning against being negative or opposing something good. If you cling to the wrong side, or go in a wrong direction, you will end up in a bad position.


4) 6 in 4th throw

a) Jaws dropping. Good fortune.
Looking around with the eyes of a hungry tiger. No blame.

b) This brings enlightenment.

If you look carefully in the direction of finding things you need you may find something useful.


5) 6 in 5th throw

a) Opposing the laws. Perseverance in staying home brings good fortune.
Avoid planning to go out.

b) Follow the one above devotedly.

Sometimes it is not the right time to provide nourishment. If you are involved in opposition to something, now is not the time to be active, you should stay home and keep quiet.


6) 9 at the top

a) The source of nourishment.
Awareness of danger brings good fortune.
Following a plan is favourable.

b) The great are rewarded.

Here is a situation where you are the source of nourishment to the people. This is a position that will bring you good fortune provided you are careful. If you are very careful you can do dangerous things and succeed. This may be necessary sometimes.