I Ching, Yijing or Zhou Yi
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  Yi Jing, Oracle of the Sun

Shī

trigram Earth
trigram Water

Hexagram 07

Shī, legion, leader

Gua Poem:
Determination for an army: A respectable man (man with a staff) is auspicious. Without fault.

The great image says: Water in the middle of the earth: Legions. The noble one tolerates the common people and watches over the crowds.

Shī: the ideogram and the story. What does it mean for your question?

Top 6: The great prince has the mandate to found a state and inherit the house. Small people should not be employed.
The things you accomplish have the same value you have yourself. If you are great, you can accomplish great things, if you are small, you achieve only small things.
(Changes to hex.4)

6 at 5: There is game in the fields. Harvest: catching it. Words. Without fault. The eldest son leads the legion, the younger brother carts the corpse. Determination pitfall.
Don't be inflexible, take chances when they appear, do not depend too much on rules, stay versatile. Learn to delegate, do what you're good at.
(Changes to hex.29)

6 at 4: The legion encamps to the left. Without fault.
An (or your) army needs relaxation too. Discipline cannot endure without pause, make a balance.
(Changes to hex.40)

6 at 3: Maybe the legion carts corpses. Pitfall
Take extraordinary measures if necessary, but stop with them as soon as they are no longer needed. And ask yourself about whatever occupies your mind, if it is true, relevant, living reality – or obsolete, a ghost, a corpse.
(Changes to hex.46)

9 at 2: To live in the center of the legion. Auspicious. Without fault. The king confers three commands.
Live in the center of what you do or make. Being 'one' with whatever you do is the best way of making it great. It is not possible to organize without being part of it. In order to make it into an organic whole, it has to be part of one's own organism. One cannot 'think' of all the details that have to be done, they have to come natural. 
(Changes to hex.2)   Mirror

Initial 6: The legion marches out according to rules. Not very good augury: pitfall.
For organizing, every action has to fit in. One deviating action can mess up all. One shot fired at the wrong moment, one false note in a concert, one wrong decision of a surgeon. All the details have to be right, and then the whole is an organic whole and a structure with power.
(Changes to hex.19)

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