The wind over the lake.







Inner truth.

Good fortune.

It is favourable to do great works.

Perseverance is favourable.


Wind over the lake.

Inner truth.

A wise man argues the case for delaying killings.


The Chinese name for inner truth is kung fu; well known as a martial art. It means a correct attitude of mind; especially necessary when dealing with a conflict or some other difficult circumstances.

The advice is to avoid unnecessary troubles but not to avoid necessary dangers. With a correct attitude of mind you can succeed.




1) 9 at the start

a) Precautions bring good fortune. Possessing this not peace.

b) No change of mind yet.

Inner truth involves being prepared, in your mind, for anything. This enables you to carry out your intentions; no matter how difficult the situation. Being ready brings good fortune. There is also a suggestion here of trouble due to an avoidable situation that you have decided not to avoid. It does not say this is wrong; it is up to you to decide whether it is the right thing to do. If you do go ahead you must take the correct precautions.


2) 9 in 2nd throw

a) A crane calls in the dark its young join in.
I have a fine glass of wine.
I am your friend just help yourself to it.

b) This is the affection of the inmost heart.

Here, inner truth works between two people who like each other, and they see the sincerity of each other's feelings. They like to share things and see each other happy.


3) 6 in 3rd throw

a) Acquiring an enemy.
Maybe beating a drum.
Maybe stopping.
Maybe grieving.
Maybe singing.

b) Not appropriate behavior.

This is someone whose mood swings erratically when they are under pressure. This is the opposite of inner truth and it can only make the situation worse; a calm and rational attitude is needed in times of conflict.


4) 6 in 4th throw

a) The moon is nearly full. The horses are gone. No blame.

b) This isolates the upper classes.

This occurs near the climax of something and is an example of a clever tactic being used to disable a stronger opponent.


5) 9 in 5th throw

a) He possesses truth which links together. No blame.

b) It is appropriate for correcting the situation.

This means you possess inner truth and your attitude is correct; so you will be able to deal correctly with anything that may occur.


6) 9 at the top

a) High sounding words rising almost to Heaven.
Perseverance brings misfortune.

b) How could this last for long?

This is somebody who relies on words to influence people. Words do not have a lasting influence so perseverance in this leads to failure.