I Ching 24 Hexagram fù (Returning)
I Ching 24 Hexagram fù (Returning)
Rebirth. Renewal. Return to a warm and protective place.
Short interpretation of Hexagram 24 – The Return
In love long live the return: of happiness and tranquility. Or is someone new on the way? Who knows. Health and work enriched with new energy.
I Ching – General Description
The time of the turning is hinted at by the fact that, after the dark lines have pushed all the clear ones out upwards, now a clear line falls back into the sign from below. The time of darkness has passed. The solstice brings the victory of light. The sign is coordinated with the eleventh month, the month of the solstice (November-December).
I Ching – Comment on sentence
The return. Successful. Flawless exit and entry. Friends come without blemish. Snaking is the way. On the seventh day comes the return. It is good to have where to go.
After a decay time comes the turnaround time. The strong light that had previously been driven out reappears. There is movement. However, this movement has nothing forced. The upper sign Kkunn has dedication as its character. It is therefore a natural movement, spontaneously generated. Therefore, transforming the past is very easy. Old things are eliminated, new things introduced; and everything corresponds to time without causing any damage. Associations of people of the same ideas are formed. And this union takes place publicly, it corresponds to the situation of the time and therefore any particularistic political aspiration is excluded; such unions do not give rise to any error. Return is inherent in the course of nature. The movement is circular. The way is closed in on itself. There is therefore never a need to act hastily. Everything comes by itself as soon as its time has come. This is the sense of heaven and earth. All movements take place in six degrees. The seventh degree then brings the return. Thus in the seventh month after the summer solstice, starting from which the year falls. the winter solstice comes; so in the seventh double hour after sunset the sun rises. Therefore seven is the number of young light, which arises from the fact that six, the number of great darkness, is increased by one. With this the stop begins to move. the winter solstice comes; so in the seventh double hour after sunset the sun rises. Therefore seven is the number of the young light, which arises from the fact that six, the number of great darkness, is increased by one. With this the stop begins to move. the winter solstice comes; so in the seventh double hour after sunset the sun rises. Therefore seven is the number of the young light, which arises from the fact that six, the number of great darkness, is increased by one. With this the stop begins to move.
I Ching – Image
The thunder within the earth: The image of the turning time. Thus the ancient kings at the time of the solstice closed the passes. Merchants and foreigners did not travel, And the sovereign did not visit the districts.
Since the earliest times in China, the winter solstice was celebrated as a time of rest for the year – a custom that continues today during the holidays of the new year. In the winter the life force – symbolized by the exciting, by the thunder – is still underground. The movement is in its early beginnings. Therefore it is necessary to reinvigorate it with rest, so that it does not dry up by consuming itself prematurely. The maxim of letting the force that is beginning to manifest itself be reinvigorated with rest applies in all similar circumstances. The health that returns after an illness, the harmony that returns after a disagreement: everything must be treated delicately and with respect during the first initial phase, so that the return leads to flowering.
I Ching – Series
Things cannot remain annihilated forever. When that which is above is completely crumbled, it returns from below. This is why the sign follows: the Return.
I Ching – Single Lines
Analytical description of each individual line
I Ching – First line:
Nine at the beginning means:
Return from a short distance. There is no need for any repentance. Great health!
Small deviations from the good cannot be avoided. You just need to return promptly, before you have gone too far. Particularly in character formation this is important. Any slight bad thoughts must be eliminated immediately, before they go too far and become consolidated. So there is no need for any repentance, and everything is going well.
I Ching – Second line:
Six in the second place means:
Quiet return. Health !
Returning to oneself always needs a voluntary decision, and it is an act of victory over oneself. It is made easier if you are in good company. If one can resolve to get off one’s pedestal and to regulate oneself according to worthy people, this brings health.
I Ching – Third line:
Six in the third place means:
Multiple return. Danger. No stains.
There are people of a certain inner inconstancy: A continuous change in the direction of the will is a necessity for them. In such a constant deviation from the good due to uncontrollable inclinations, then followed by a reversal in the opposite direction, a consequence of the fact that the person has come to better advice, there is an inherent danger. But since this does not lead to even a stiffening in evil, the general direction towards eliminating the defect is not excluded.
I Ching – Fourth line:
Six in the fourth place means:
Walking among others, you return alone.
He is in the midst of a company of insignificant people, but he is in inner relationship with a strong and good friend. Consequently, he returns alone. Although there is no mention of either reward or punishment, this is certainly very propitious; for such a determined orientation towards the good brings with it its own reward.
I Ching – Fifth line:
Six in the fifth place means:
Generous return. No repentance.
When the time has come for the change, we must not hide behind meager excuses, but come within ourselves and examine ourselves. And if any mistake has been made, it must be confessed with magnanimous decision. This is a road that no one will regret.
I Ching – Sixth line:
Six above means:
Return failed. Misfortune.
Disgrace from without and from within. By marching armies in this way, You will eventually suffer a great defeat. An unfortunate thing for the reigning prince. For ten years one is no longer able to attack. If you miss the right moment to go back you end up in misfortune. The disaster is intrinsically founded on the false position in front of the structure of the universe. Impenitence and its condemnation are depicted here.