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Hexagram 24: Return, Turning Point

I'd reached something of a standstill with my new business venture. I asked: How can I make a success of it? (I was thinking mainly of how to publicise it, I suppose.) I received Hexagram 24, no moving lines. A fresh start, beginning again - but slowly, at a natural pace, taking time to build up strength. Once I'd cleared out the inessentials (Hexagram 23), I could make progress unhindered, and would meet good friends. (This has happened!) This was actually the third time in quick succession that Hexagram 24 had been part of an answer about the business. This time, it inspired me to go back to the drawing board, and change many quite basic things.


This is the second part of an account that begins at Hexagram 3

The moving fifth line points to the future as hexagram 24.

Hexagram 24 is called the turning point and again it represents the very beginning of something but this time things are much easier than in hexagram 3. Wilhelm says that this hexagram is linked with the eleventh month, the month of the solstice (December-January). His commentary says, "After a time of decay comes the turning point. The powerful light that has been banished returns. There is movement, but it is not brought about by force."

I said that I believed that if my friend waited, then things would change. There was no need for him to force the issue.

It felt to me that things would be ready to move around the time of the Winter Solstice, around December 21st.

Mick Frankel

This is the second part of an account that begins at Hexagram 51

This one speaks for itself pretty much in this particular interpretation. I was given a second chance on life, literally. As in the changing line from 51, this hex both states the obvious in the situation as well as counsels that events come as they are meant to come, as cycles of nature ebb and flow. Simply take the events of life in stride and move on gently without becoming "stuck" in situations.