Hexagram 24: RETURN, THE TURNING POINT
Divination: Later Heaven Name and Number:
(Sequential: Alternative Name and Number:
- Birth of the Light)
Zodiac: ……….00° – 06° Capricorn
Calendar:……..Northern Hemisphere: Dec. 22 to 28 approx
……………………..Southern Hemisphere: Jun 21 to Jun 28 approx
House 3:………00° – 06° rising from IC
Time of day:…12:00 to 12:24 AM (Local Mean Time or Sun Dial time)
Aspect:………00° – 06° Waxing (Conjunction – separating)
Moon Phase:.. Waxing New Moon Phase (0° – 45°)
………………..…….(0 to 3 ½ days after the New Moon).
ABOVE AND BELOW:
Above is the receptive and yielding earth.
Below is arousing shock and thunder.
Movement that meets with acceptance.
The first son returns.
After great stillness, movement begins.
Out of great silence – a sound!
Out of great darkness – the first trace of light.
Where one comes from can be known.
Where one will go is in the seed.
Who dares to disturb the silence?
One is passive without,
But something has changed within.
A new impression manifests.
A new direction has begun.
One prepares for greater change
While maintaining responsibilities.
Movement that is not noticed by others.
One’s voice will not be heard
But a first step will be taken.
The first son to the mother.
He acts. She watches.
He will start things. She will be shocked.
She is concerned.
But her words have little or no effect.
In the end he will return for her blessing
And help where he can.
00-06 CAP: 24. Return The Turning Point
The darkest days of winter.
For three days, no apparent movement.
These days sit quietly in the darkness like three wise men.
On the fourth day one can see that the light is returning.
The vision within is seeded.
It must be nurtured before it is shared.
In the sixth line (on the sixth day)
One can sense the significance of the return
But must keep conclusions to oneself.