What Is I Ching Hexagram 45: 萃 “Gathering Together” ?
Ts’ui is the Chinese name of the I Ching Hexagram 45. With inner and outer trigrams forming lake over Earth, this Hexagram is called ‘gathering together’ or alternatively named ‘clustering’ or ‘finished’.
Hexagram 45 represents the importance of a group to work together with a common goal in mind. Though, in every group there will be those who don’t have the team member’s best interests in mind. Every team member should be working towards the same goal.
But there will always be those who only participate to prey on the weaknesses of others. This calls for a time when a leader needs to stand up to take control of the group. When this happens, a leader should always be honorable and willing to show the respect others deserve.
Interpretation & Meaning of Hexagram 45:
Hexagram 45 symbolizes the importance of team work to ensure a large, difficult project is finished successfully. This is often found within the work place and in a community, but the best relationships are those when both partners are working towards the same goal.
Unfortunately not every team member will have the same intentions as though who are working hard. Sometimes people join a group under the impression of being willing to work hard with others but in fact that have a secret agenda. It is easy to take advantage of those who might be stressed or frustrated in their work to help others complete a task.
Those who wish to do harm can influence others to think that certain team members are not working hard enough or that an individual deserves more recognition than others. People who join team activities only to cause conflict should be made aware of this in order to remove them for the team.
When conflict arises within a group, a leader can be nominated in order to oversee the progression of the team and help remove those who have no purpose. This position is very important in the progression of the team but must be understood to have great responsibility.
If a team leader is not just and is not willing to help others, then it can be more difficult resolving conflict then finding a solution to a problem, which is the original focus of the group.
A leader must have strong morals and show respect and kindness to all people, no matter their influence within the group. A great leader will have the ability to foresee conflicts that might arise within a group and be able to act quickly to resolve the issue.
I Ching Hexagram 45 – Personal Goals:
Greatness can be achieved by any individual person. But when a difficult issue has arisen, it sometimes calls for the multiple people to work together to find a solution to the problem.
I Ching Hexagram 45 – Love:
Relationships are the greatest example of a team effort, and when two people are working towards the same goal, a strong bond is created to carry the couple much further than anticipated.
I Ching Hexagram 45 – Career & Business:
Never fear working with others to find a solution, but instead be willing to donate time and effort in order to be a reliable member of a team. Give respect and kindness to others because it can be difficult for every team member to work together on a difficult project.
THE JUDGMENT POEM
GATHERING TOGETHER. Success.
The king approaches his temple.
It furthers one to see the great man.
This brings success. Perseverance furthers.
To bring great offerings creates good fortune.
It furthers one to undertake something.
THE IMAGE POEM
Over the earth, the lake:
The image of GATHERING TOGETHER.
Thus the superior man renews his weapons
In order to meet the unforeseen.
Great things can be accomplished when people work together to find a solution or complete a difficult task. Never fear the need to ask others for advice in order to initiate a group effort. Teams can be large or very small consisting of just a few people.
No matter what type of group an individual participates in, it’s important to understand the common goal of the group and put every effort into helping others complete the task at hand. Be conscious of everyone’s intent within the group to avoid conflict or miscommunication.