24 - FU / RETURNING
(K'UN: Earth, receptive - CHEN: Thunder, arousing)
DECISION: Success. Coming or going without harm. Friends come without regret. The Way repeats itself on the seventh day. Any direction gains.
IMAGE: Thunder within the earth. Rulers of old closed the passes on the winter solstice. Merchants and travellers would break their journeys. The ruler did not visit the regions.
LINES: (1st=9) Early return. No regret. Great fortune.
2 - K'UN / RECEPTIVENESS
(K'UN: Earth, receptive - K'UN: Earth, receptive)
DECISION: Supreme success in the firm correctness of a mare. The superior one trying to lead goes astray, but in following, finds guidance. Friends are in the west and south, not in the east and north. Good fortune in quiet persistence.
IMAGE: The receptive nature of the earth. The superior one builds virtues to endure all things.