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On June 23, 2018 at 4:58 AM 

what is your advice?

and received a response of:
old yin
yin
old yin
yin
old yin
yang
 

24 Returning

The Statement of the first hexagram

Returning. Continue.
In coming and going,
there is neither sickness nor distress.
Companions come without fault.
Returning is its Tao.
In seven days, returning comes.
Gain by having a place to go.

The changing lines

The second line:
Resting, then returning:
fortunate.
The fourth line:
Returning alone
in the middle of the road.
The sixth line:
Chaotic return: misfortune, disastrous blunder!
Move your army, and you end in great defeat.
Misfortune to nation and prince!
Even in ten years you will not conquer.
yang
yin
yang
yin
yang
yang
 

38 Estrangement

The Statement of the second hexagram

Estrangement.

In small matters: fortune.
 
 

The Image of the first hexagram

Thunder in the center of
the earth: returning.
The ancient kings
closed the borders
during the solstices.
Traveling merchants
did not journey. Sovereigns
did not tour the provinces.
 
 

The Image of the second hexagram

Fire above, lake below:
estrangement. The noble
one works with others,
but remains an individual.