Rivers flow towards the sea.







Comparing and selecting.

Good fortune.

Consult this oracle again.
The source of everlasting perseverance.

If your mind is not calm, and orderly,
when they come from all sides,
your life will become unmanageable.


Waters on the Earth.
Flowing together.

Wise kings established cities,
to hold their territories together.





Holding together also means classifying, and sorting, as in collecting. All these aspects are involved in this chapter. It is about people gathering around you; and what you must do in order to make it a situation that can last.
You will need to organise and make choices, you will need to delegate, so that you have some time to relax and think. If you do not it will all end in chaos.




1) 6 at the start

a) Truthful, and honest, holding it together. No blame.
Truthful and honest, but overfilling the jar.
Concluding things has more good fortune.

b) More good fortune indeed.

Here you are a sincere person and you are trying to hold things together. You are advised that you have done enough and you should try to bring things to an orderly conclusion. This will lead to better fortune later on.


2) 6 in 2nd throw

a) Holding together originates within.
Perseverance brings good fortune.

b) Not starting to slip away.

Here, there is an inner affinity, and the holding together will occur naturally. No plotting or planning is needed.


3) 6 in 3rd throw

a) You hold together with worthless people.

b) You reach out to those who do not really care.

This means that you are friendly with some people who are useless and who do not care about you.


4) 6 in 4th throw

a) Holding together openly. Perseverance brings good fortune.

b) Holding together with the worthy.

Here you are helping the leader. There is no reason not to show your attachment openly. Loyalty and devotion is the type of perseverance needed here.


5) 9 in 5th throw

a) Manifestation of holding together.
In the hunt the king uses beaters on 3 sides only and goes without game that runs off in front. The citizens need no warning.
Good fortune.

b) The situation is correct and balanced.

The advice here is for the leader. You should let go those who resist or wish to go. There is no need to chase after anyone either. Those who you need will come of their own accord. Invite none, and flatter none, and the right ones will hold to you.


6) 6 at the top

a) Holding together without leadership. Misfortune.

b) No good can come from this.

This is someone who decides to take the lead but they lack the necessary qualities and this brings misfortune.