A rumble of thunder.







Great strength.

Perseverance is favourable.




Thunder over Heaven.

Great strength.

A wise man never does anything that is out of order.


The idea behind this chapter is that you may be tempted to use your strength beyond what is reasonable.

Things will turn out better if you restrain yourself and constantly check that your behaviour is correct. If you are powerful then you can afford to pause.

Patience is the type of perseverance that is favourable. Strength must be saved for the right time and the right cause.




1) 9 at the start

a) Strength in the feet. Punishing leads to misfortune. This is certainly true.

b) You go too far.

You may have been annoyed by somebody and feel like going out to find them and punish them. There are reasons why you should not do this so you should calm down and think more carefully.


2) 9 in 2nd throw

a) Perseverance brings good fortune.

b) It is a central position.

This means that your attitude is correct, and your situation is correct, and good fortune will result from this.


3) 9 in 3rd throw

a) The common person works through strength.
A wise man lets things go. Perseverance brings danger.
A goat butts into a fence and damages its horns.

b) A wise man is open.

Anyone can use their strength but only wise people know when they should not use it. If you use power unreasonably it may cause a backlash that does you harm.


4) 9 in 4th throw

a) Perseverance brings good fortune.
Remorse disappears.
The hedge gives way there is no entanglement.

b) Moving forward.

The obstacles and resistances begin to give way and you can slowly move forward. Strength should be used slowly and carefully while holding things together. Strength should not be used impatiently in an attempt to speed things up.


5) 6 in 5th throw

a) Losing the goat: Becoming less stubborn. There will be no regrets.

b) The situation is not appropriate.

This represents a person who decides not to be obstinate and stubborn. They become happier as a result. Sometimes people hide behind a hostile front but here it is not needed.


6) 6 at the top

a) A goat that butts against a hedge and gets its horns entangled.
No way this is helpful; hard work to get free.

b) The hard work brings good fortune. Not a long-lasting mistake.

This is an obstinate attitude that only leads to trouble. By using your strength unwisely you get yourself into a situation that becomes very difficult, and troublesome, and hard work to get out of.