Earthquakes cause fear.







Shock. Success.

Shock comes: Fright! Fright!

Laughing words: Shriek! Shriek!

The shock causes terror for a hundred miles but you do not pause from your duties.


Repeated thunder.


A wise man uses a time of anxiety and fear to improve his watchfulness.




This chapter is about shocks, being shocked, and causing shocks. Shock can cause fear, and panic, and make people reflect on their life and situation.

Shocks can also lead to laughter; so they are not always bad.

A time of shock is also a time to prove yourself; by being calm and sensible while other people flap about.




1) 9 at the start

a) Shock comes: Fright! Fright!
Afterwards laughing words: Shriek! Shriek!
Good fortune.

b) Anxieties bring blessing; afterwards you have respect.

The person represented here, is the ruler in this chapter, or at least, they are after the shock. This line is considered to have arrived unexpectedly, causing shock, and thereby gained control. It may be you who causes the shock; some people need to be given a fright before they will be reasonable. If you have just had a heated argument; you have won it.


2) 6 in 2nd throw

a) Shock comes bringing danger.
A hundred thousand lost coins.
Climbing the ninth hill.
Do not go after them; after seven days you will get them back.

b) A hard journey.

You suffer many shocks and losses; one thing after another. These turn out to be only temporary setbacks, in the end, until then you should wait calmly.


3) 6 in 3rd throw

a) Shock comes and gives you new energy.
If shock makes you act it is not a mistake.

b) The situation is not right.

Here the shock makes you realise that something needs to be done. You will be all right providing you get started promptly after the shock.


4) 9 in 4th throw

a) Shock dispersed by a bog.

b) It is not sufficient.

Here there are shocks; but they are not big enough to set things motion. It is like something that is loose but will not come free, or that wobbles but does not fall over.



5) 6 in 5th throw

a) Shock going. Danger coming.
Intention of not losing results in winning.

b) Exposed when moving but the great will not lose.

You are rocked by various shocks and restricted by various dangers. Despite this, there are still things to do, and it is important not to neglect them. By behaving correctly you hold on to the middle ground and you will not suffer serious losses.



6) 6 at the top

a) Shock; restricting!
Seeing it; frightening!
The shock does not affect you but affects your neighbour.
No blame.
There is talk of co-operation and alliance.

b) You are alerted by your neighbour's fear.

In this case the shock hits someone else first; and it is their fear that alerts you to the danger. This allows you to prepare and to avoid the worst of it.