24- Fu/ Returning- No changing lines
Earth/ Kun above Thunder/ Zhen
Commentary on image:
“Thunder under Earth.
An image of Turning Back.
In correspondence with this,
The ancient king closed the gates of the passes
On the winter solstice.
Traveling merchants did not travel,
Nor did the king make inspection of his states.” (215)
Associated with the Earth element
Associated with the eleventh lunar month, December
Host of the Gua: initial/bottom line
Opposite: 44- Gou/ Encountering (Mutual Influence)
Inverse: 23-Bo/ Falling Away (Splitting Apart)
Mutual: 2- Kun/ Responding
The main theme of the hexagra