Hexagram 45 — Ts'ui, Gathering Together (Massing)

45. Ts'ui - Gathering Together (Massing)
Above (in front): Tui - The Joyous (Lake)
Below (behind): K'un - The Receptive (Earth)

The Judgement for the Current Situation

Gathering Together. Success.
The king approaches his temple.
It furthers one to see the great man.
This brings success. Perseverance furthers.
To bring great offerings creates good fortune.
It furthers one to undertake something.

The Image for the Current Situation

Over the earth, the lake:
The image of Gathering Together.
Thus the superior man renews his weapons
In order to meet the unforseen.

The Lines

Please remember: I Ching lines are counted upwards (starting at the bottom line)!

Top line:

Lamenting and sighing, floods of tears.
No blame.

Fifth line:
If in gathering together one has position,
This brings no blame.
If there are some who are not yet sincere in the work,
Sublime and enduring perseverance is needed.
Then remorse disappears.

Fourth line:
Great good fortune. No blame.

Third line:
Gathering together amid sighs.
Nothing that would not further.
Going is without blame.
Slight humiliation.

Second line:
Letting oneself be drawn
Brings good fortune and remains blameless.
If one is sincere,
It furthers one to bring even a small offering.

Bottom line:
If you are sincere, but not to the end,
There will sometimes be confusion, sometimes gathering together.
If you call out,
Then after one grasp of the hand you can laugh again.
Regret not. Going is without blame.