in friends and acquaintances.
The hexagram deals with social relationships
beyond the family but
still within one's zone of personal
Companionship is characterised by a sharing of personal
warmth without the intensity of intimate relationship and free of the
formality needed when dealing with society at large.
It may take the form of a light-hearted banter or a heartfelt interest in a friend's well-being.
Companionship is not restricted to people of
one's own kind. It can
easily be extended to strangers.
The comfort in companionship allows people to
express themselves openly and
accept divergent viewpoints. Great wealth is to be found in open and