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Hexagram 40: Releasing

Statement: Gain in the west and south. No cause to move forward- then comes return, and fortune. To have a place to go: dawn fortune.


Top trigram: Thunder


Bottom trigram: Water


Hexagram Number: 40

Hexagram Name: Releasing

Line 1 comment: No fault.

Line 2 comment: Capturing three foxes in the field, receiving yellow arrows. Pure fortune.

Line 3 comment: Shouldering a bundle on the back, and riding a carriage attracts bandits: pure severity.

Line 4 comment: Releasing the big toe. Friends arrive, and with them, confidence.

Line 5 comment: The superior one rules by releasing. Fortune. One has the confidence of the common people.

Line 6 comment: The duke uses this chance to shoot a hawk from the top of the ramparts. Nothing but gain in capturing.

The image Thunder and rain act: releasing. The noble one pardons errors and forgives offenses.

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