1.  The man wishes to move ahead, but he faces great obstacles, and these prevent him from doing anything. The result would not be good if he tried to move ahead anyway, so he waits for a more auspicious time when his abilities will have a greater chance to succeed.
2.  Opposing forces are overwhelming, and there is no thought of making an advance. There is no other course to take but to wait, to conserve resources, and to move ahead when the possibility opens.
3.  A way finally opens for advancement and the man can move ahead with companions having the same desire for progress. But he must do so with caution, keeping his sights on his goal. Since the way is clear, it would be easy for him to lose control and permit things to get out of hand or to suffer reverses.
4.  The way is clear, and there is great energy in reserve for advancement. Great success is assured if the man keeps this energy under careful control.
5.  Great, uncontrolled force may be directed toward the accomplishment of great works, not by confrontation and direct opposition, but indirectly, through influence, persuasion and wise management.
6.  The height of successful accomplishment is achieved. All obstacles are removed and there is nothing to stand in the way. The energies that have been held in reserve are now set free, great works are carried to completion, and all come under the man's influence.