What Is I Ching Hexagram 49: 革 “Revolution” ?
Ko is the Chinese name of the I Ching Hexagram 49. With inner and outer trigrams forming lake over fire, this Hexagram is called ‘revolution’ or alternatively named ‘skinning’ or ‘the bridle’.
Hexagram 49 represents an opportunity for radical change. Even though it is possible for this type of change, planning should still be undertaken in order to make the change positive.
Interpretation & Meaning of Hexagram 49:
Hexagram 49 symbolizes the ability to cause a great change either in the personal life or in the lives of others. Before jumping on this opportunity, methods for change should be understood in order to gain knowledge of which will cause the most desired effects.
In order for a great change to take place, we first rid ourselves of anything that might be working against us to hold us back from this type of progression. Closing the doors to all conflict and finding solutions to problems will help spring a person forward into success. Take full advantage of the present opportunity for change but make sure the path is clear in order to gain control of the situation.
There is no weakness in recognizing the need to change. It can be bad habits we need to change within us or simply a ending has come to a current phase in life, and in order to continue living, we must break away from what we know in order to progress.
Time is always in a constant flow of change from one part to the next and now is the time to take control of that change by critical planning and meditation.
I Ching Hexagram 49 – Personal Goals:
When finding different paths ways to steer the change towards, make sure a well thought-out plan is put into place in order for the change to be successful. If you charge into a situation without a plan, then only confusion and destruction will follow.
Decide which path should be taken before running into a new situation. It is better to understand the outcome first before trying to bring about a great change. By thinking wisely, with a clear head and conscious, then it is possible to have a positive change that can affect the rest of the life path.
Find a quiet place to ponder a plan of action. Take the time to meditate on the possible outcomes and methods used to bring about a change. Make sure the moment is right for such a grand change to take place. Justify the time and place of the change in your life in order to understand the outcome of the situation.
I Ching Hexagram 49 – Love:
Is this change in your relationship going to be for the better? Or will it cause harm in some way? Understanding each aspect of the change before putting it into place will help prepare an individual for the next phase of their life.
I Ching Hexagram 49 – Career & Business:
Jumping into the fire without first preparing will only cause a person to be burned and have a negative outcome. Don’t be rash in the decision making process in you business because this type of change will have a large effect.
THE JUDGMENT POEM
REVOLUTION. On your own day
You are believed.
Furthering through perseverance.
THE IMAGE POEM
Fire in the lake: the image of REVOLUTION.
Thus the superior man
Sets the calendar in order
And makes the seasons clear.
Change is necessary part of life. The flow of time is always moving and at one point, the flow will change into another direction. Often we cannot control in which direction the new change will take us.
Hexagram 49 shows how to find that control when the change presents itself. A great change is needed when dwelling in a dark place or when negative influences have started to make their way through into our current path.