Xiăo Chù, tending small livestock
The great image says: Wind moves high in heaven, small accumulation. The noble one cultivates the pattern of virtue.
Xiăo Chù: the ideogram and the story. What does it mean for your question?
This hexagram is complementary to hex.16.
Top line (hex.9 its hex.5): Already rain, already dealing with it. Thanks to the virtue it carries. Housewife determination: danger. The moon is almost full. The noble
one rectifying: pitfall.
Every moment contains unexpected possibilities, but you find them only if you’re open to it. Life does what it does: listen well and move with it. Never too fixed on anything. And even if you are sure know, even then don’t force anyone or anything.
5 (hex.9 its hex.26): Having truth, making order (out of chaos) thus. Rich through one’s neighbor.
Make friends with people when things go well, then they will be your friends when times are tough. Sincerity and trustworthiness, compassion and generosity are your tools to give structure to your life and its surroundings.
4 (hex.9 its hex.1): Having truth, blood goes away, fear goes out. Without fault.
Small matters and worries, fears, ties, frustrations, they are forgotten when you deal with inspiration, an ideal, or responsibility. Now you are no longer following personal wishes, but higher aims, and then fear disappears. Hex.1.4 is about what fearlessness accomplishes.
3 (hex.9 its hex.61): The cart loses an axle pad. Husband and wife turn away their eyes.
Reactions are telltale of the spirit in the house. If they are a bit wrong in small mishaps, they will be disastrous in big ones. When something goes wrong, don't blame but coöperate.
2 (hex.9 its hex.37): Led by a cord to return, auspicious.
When running a small farm (or anything that can be symbolized by that image) it is good to be reminded convincingly of the things one should do.
Don’t let contacts distract you from your own road, but do use their reactions as tokens of your own influences. Reactions of others can tell you a lot about yourself and your actions.
line (hex.9 its hex.57): Return to one’s own way. How could that be faulty. Auspicious.
Go your own road. When you stray off, then go back again. Sometimes it will be difficult, people expecting you to act in a certain way, you yourself insecure or convinced another way is better. Being and doing what you essentially are, can never be wrong.