The 64 I Ching Hexagrams
The 64 I Ching Hexagrams are cast to understand present situations, but when studied individually, they can give wisdom to all phases of life. Some of the hexagrams of the Chinese Yi Jing are similar in meaning but give different variations of knowledge. It should be understood that there are several directions that can be taken at any given point and some methods are better used over another.
Summary Of The 64 Hexagrams
K’un is the Chinese name of the I Ching Hexagram 2. Hexagram 1 has pure yang lines that show movement into the pure yin lines of Hexagram 2. The Receptive is as powerful as the Force but carries a higher warning.
Meng is the Chinese name of the I Ching Hexagram 4. This Hexagram plays off of the Hexagram 3 or ‘difficult in the beginning’. It shows that there is still much to discover and learn. It is much like a young person who needs to continue studying in order to progress into adulthood.
Hsu, the Hexagram 5 is a warning but also a promise of the benefits of waiting.
Shih is the Chinese name of the I Ching Hexagram 7. It symbolizes the need for great integrity within society.
Pi the Hexagram 8 represents the potential to bring together an alliance for one cause or meaning.
Lu or IChing Hexagram 10 symbolizes emotional readiness on how to conduct ourselves in certain situations.
T’ai is the Hexagram 11 that symbolizes a time of peace and success.
P’i is the Chinese name of the I Ching Hexagram 12. Life itself might have stopped and the feeling of frailty might have filled our inner feelings. But Hexagram 12 shows us how to look at the people around us in order to move on from this still phase.
T’ung Jen or Hexagram 13 symbolizes the necessity to bring people together in order to achieve success.
Ch’ien or Hexagram 15 is a reminder that having too much pride can be counterproductive to success.
Yu or Hexagram 16 is the inspiration to celebrate in order to help others feel more energized.
Ku, Hexagram 18 symbolizes a time when progress has come to a halt because previous situations and problems have not been properly dealt with.
Lin or IChing Hexagram 19 symbolizes a time when a great opportunity is at hand.
Kuan or Hexagram 20 symbolizes the need to move away from the constant and reconnect with society.
Pi or Hexagram 22 symbolizes beauty, but more importantly and particularly, inner beauty.
Po or Hexagram 23 shows the necessity for abandoning a situation in order to progress.
Fu or Hexagram 24 represents the natural progression of improvements over time.
Wu Wang or I Ching Hexagram 25 represents the need to be to be aware and focused on each moment in life.
Ta Ch’u or Hexagram 26 teaches to gather together all types of resources in order to succeed.
Ta Kuo Hexagram 28 is a clear warning. It shows the caster that a current situation has gone beyond a person’s control and damage has already been done.
Li or I Ching Hexagram 30 speaks on maintaining a level of enthusiasm in order to continuously succeed.
Heng or Hexagram 32 symbolizes the constant change in life and how being adaptive to constant change is the only way to ensure progression.
Tun or Hexagram 33 symbolizes the need to temporarily step back from a situation in order to rethink the conflict.
Ta Chuang or Hexagram 34 calls for a time to take hold of a situation in order to see it through to the end.
Chin or Hexagram 35 describes constant progress through both peaceful and trying times.
Ming I or Hexagram 36 is a clear warning to keep your head down and your inner feelings concealed.
K’uei or I-Ching Hexagram 38 resembles the lack of communication due to a conflict or problems.
Chien or Hexagram 39 shows how to deal with a temporary setback.
Hsieh or Hexagram 40 represents the passing of a difficult time that has left an individual with feelings of bitterness and blame.
I or Hexagram 42 represents a time to use wealth and resources wisely to help bring about a greater good.
Kuai or Hexagram 43 shows that opportunities are possible through the weakness in others.
Kou or Hexagram 44 shows how easy it can be to fall in line with the wrong type of people.
Ts’ui or Hexagram 45 represents the importance of any group to work together with a common goal in mind.
Sheng or Hexagram 46 represents a time of growth that must be met with patience.
K’un or Chinese Hexagram 47 represents a phase of life when a flow of difficulties have been passing through.
Ching or Hexagram 48 symbolizes the need to nourish and strengthen the soul constantly as the flow of time is always moving and continuing.
Ting or Hexagram 50 represents the need to find harmony and nourish those things that bring balance into the world.
Chen or Hexagram 51 represents a phase in life when fear will strike in order to stir up the progression of life.
Chien or Hexagram 53 represents the need to be patient during a time of slow and steady progression.
Kuei Mei or Hexagram 54 can be the most difficult to understand. It represents a time when a previous hexagram has been ignored.
Feng or Hexagram 55 represents a time of great success that should not be taken lightly.
Sun or Hexagram 57 represents the need to be persistent in any progress but to be gentle instead of forceful.
Tui or Hexagram 58 symbolizes a time of great success that will bring much joy to life.
Huan or Chinese Hexagram 59 gives wisdom on how to progress by tearing down anything that might be blocking your way.
Hsaio Kup or Hexagram 62 shows the importance of taking one step at a time in order to gain success.
Chi Chi or Hexagram 63 represents the closing of one life chapter that leads to the opening of a new one.
And Wei Chi or Hexagram 64 represents the time right before a goal is complete and success is obtained.
Many of the hexagrams are similar, but they all give enlightenment on proper ways to deal with each phase in life. Taking to heart the common elements of each hexagram and the wisdom they share will help bring harmony and success in your life.
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