What Is I Ching Hexagram 55: 豐 “Abundance” ?
Feng is the Chinese name of the I Ching Hexagram 55. With inner and outer trigrams forming thunder over fire, this Hexagram is called ‘abundance’ or alternatively named ‘abounding’ or ‘fullness’.
Hexagram 55 represents a time of great success that should not be taken lightly. Even though the time period is fortunate, take steps to secure the future and always be prepared for the next phase.
All phases in life will come to a pass and though there is currently a run of abundance, steps should be taken in order to prepare for a time period of adversity.
Interpretation & Meaning of Hexagram 55:
There is no better feeling then experiencing a time of success. It calls for a time of celebration and enjoying the benefits of the success. But Hexagram 55 shows that it is also important to start planning for the future.
Preparing for the future during a period of success goes beyond simply saving any wealth that might have been obtained. It also means preparing the mind, body, and spirit for a period of great difficulty. When we become very successful, our minds can be clouded from the warnings signs of upcoming dangerous.
It is easy to think that there is no longer a need to worry about troubling times when there are plenty of resources to store away for a later time. But a rich man’s wealth can be taken away as quickly as he was able to acquire it.
Hexagram 55 simply calls to be always mindful of what is going on around us. Excessive celebrating can take the mind away from what is truly important compared to what will only bring happiness for a short period of time.
It is important to stay on your guard at all times from those who might want to bring you down after watching you succeed. Success should not be treated lightly or our judgment can become cloudy from possible dangers.
I Ching Hexagram 55 – Personal Goals:
Take daily measures to ensure that the mind stays clear of influences and clouded judgment. Reflect each day of the passing of events to be able to become aware of any danger lurking around the corner. Gain advice from others when it comes to properly saving up for a time of great adversity.
Try to keep a level frame of mind when we see destruction in our path way that cannot be overcome easily. A sudden occurrence can often bring our focus away from our success and into a state of depression. It’s important to always prepare for the troubling times in order to endure them properly.
I Ching Hexagram 55 – Love:
This is not to mean we cannot enjoy the time of great success. It is important to enjoy life when it is available and celebrate with our loved ones in order to encourage others and renew our own spirits.
I Ching Hexagram 55 – Career & Business:
As the passing of time continues and one phase in career folds into the next, we are always in a state of progression, whether fast or slow, and always moving towards a change. There is always a need to prepare one’s self either against an external force or from our own feelings that can overcome the mind.
THE JUDGMENT POEM
ABUNDANCE has success.
The king attains abundance.
Be not sad.
Be like the sun at midday.
THE IMAGE POEM
Both thunder and lightning come:
The image of ABUNDANCE.
Thus the superior man decides lawsuits
And carries out punishments.
It is important to be aware of the passing of time and what might be happening in the future. Prepare to endure all things and hope for all things. With the knowledge that every event in life, both positive and negative, will some day pass; there is comfort knowing that there is something new waiting to happen right around the corner.