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The original Richard Wilhelm translation for the hexagram line...

Hexagram 7
Shih - The Army

yin above: K'un / The Receptive, Earth
yang below: K'an / The Abysmal, Water


Hexagram Seven/Line One

Six at the beginning [yin at bottom] means:
An army must set forth in proper order.
If the order is not good, misfortune threatens.

Battle of Borodino

Napoleon: Vue de la bataille la plus sanglante de l'Empire
la bataille de la Moskova ou de Borodino (7 septembre 1812) - Jacque-Louis David

AT THE BEGINNING of a military enterprise, order is imperative. A just and valid cause must exist, and the obedience and co-ordination of the troops must be well organised, otherwise the result is inevitably failure.

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