When contemplating merging, thorough self examination is needed to determine whether one has the characteristics of a leader or a follower. Divination may be used, asking, “Am I qualified to act as leader?” One who is unqualified may cause chaos by trying to lead.
Appropriate Action: If a leader, show each participant how they will be benefited by merging. If a follower, join quickly to avoid regret. Beware of attachment, for when
the purpose of union has been fulfilled, the natural tendency is to separate.
Top: No leadership is found, so the right moment for union is missed.
5th: O One who is at the center of union lets those who are naturally attracted come voluntarily and those who aren’t go on their way without coercion.
4th: When the correct union is found, one may freely express support for the leader.
3rd: Seeking unfavorable union. It is favorable to be sociable, but do not allow yourself to be drawn into intimacy with the wrong people.
2nd: We are able to unite with those with whom we have a true inner connection without losing our dignity or sacrificing our principles.
Bottom: When inner sincerity is the basis for union, it brings outer success.
USE OF WEALTH
One who possesses strength and clarity can use wealth to bring about superlative achievement.
Appropriate Action: Be humble and gentle. Be constantly aware of your own weaknesses. Use wealth to further good.
Top: Benefiting the deserving causes a shower of blessings.
5th: O Acting with dignity and sincerity can counteract the greed and arrogance of those who take help for granted.
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4th: Do not become dependent upon your wealth. When among those who have greater wealth or power, avoid pride and envy. Focus on what is, rather than on empty pretense.