When Lu State 魯國 was about to invade Yue State 越國, Zi Gong 子貢, a disciple of Confucius who was good at divination, did a Yijing Divination. He got the hexagram Ding 鼎 with Line 4 moving to hexagram Gu 蠱.
Nine at 4: The feet of the caldron are broken. The food prepared for the duke has spilled over. The scene is messy. Evil.
九四 鼎折足 覆公餗 其形渥 凶
Zi Gong said, “Our army marches to the Yue State. Since the feet are broken, the image is evil.”
Confucius said, “The Yue people live by the water. They travel by boat, not by feet. Therefore, it is fortunate.”
Lu conquered Yue. Confucius was right.
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