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I Ching Hexagram 22: 賁 “Grace” – Pi

What Is I Ching Hexagram 22: 賁 “Grace” ?

Pi is the Chinese name of the I Ching Hexagram 22. With inner and outer trigrams forming mountain over fire, this Hexagram is called ‘grace’ or alternatively named ‘adorning’ or ‘luxuriance’. Hexagram 22 symbolizes beauty, but more importantly and particularly, inner beauty.

There is an abundance of beauty in the world. It is found in several different forms from natural beauty found in nature to inner beauty which is found deep within each person. It can sometimes be hard to see the forms of beauty around us.

It is possible to find splendor in all things. That can sometimes be very difficult when outside appearances are very ugly. Looking beneath the surface often will help the viewer gain more knowledge about a situation or person.

Outer appearances can be very confusing and misleading. When we do find beauty in unusual places, it can help inspire individuals to strengthen their own inner beauty.

Interpretation & Meaning of IChing Hexagram 22: 賁 "Grace" - Pi

Interpretation & Meaning of Hexagram 22:

Hexagram 22 represents the effort needed in order to see true beauty. Many people can be fooled by objects or people that are beautiful on the outside but might have dangerous intentions instead of pleasant ones.

Beware of unnatural beauty or imitation beauty that can often be a disguise for something far uglier. If something appears to be too good to be true, often times it is. Taking the time to learn more about unusually beautiful truths can save time and wasted effort perusing something that is not true.

Observing grace will allow a person to have high values for true beauty. Being aware of the difference between true and false splendor will help prevent unwanted circumstances of being led down the wrong path.

When being aware of the beauty around us, it is also important to take the time to observe the beauty within us. Every thing and person has the potential to improve and blossom.

I Ching Hexagram 22 – Personal Goals:

Ponder how others see you and perhaps what beauty that would describe when being analyzing what lies beneath. Examples of inner beauty can be kindness, being able to humble yourself, having the will to serve others, and taking the time to be a good listener.

I Ching Hexagram 22 – Love:

There is nothing in this world that we can place upon our bodies that will change what type of inner beauty we radiate. That is why it can sometimes be difficult to see someone’s true beauty. This happens especially with our loved ones because it takes time and pealing back someone’s layer in order to discover this truth.

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A great change is sometimes needed in order to cause someone to radiate beauty instead of disease. But all things are possible when change is available.

I Ching Hexagram 22 – Career & Business:

It is easy to put on a show with painted beauty and fake personalities. It is never safe to jump into a situation or a business deal without very little information when beauty is the one enticing the individual. Look deeper into job prospects and business ventures that seems to be very lucrative.


GRACE has success.
In small matters
It is favorable to undertake something.


Fire at the foot of the mountain:
The image of GRACE.
Thus does the superior man proceed
When clearing up current affairs.
But he dare not decide controversial issues in this way.


There is much beauty that is left to be discovered in the world. By seeking out these examples, we can then put into place healthy actions in our own lives that will help strengthen the beauty around us.

It takes time and effort to bring about any change but it is possible to take a plot of land and enrich the soil to allow beautiful flowers to grow. Then all kinds of people will be able to enjoy the flowers and bring beauty into their own homes.

Hexagram 22 is an inspirational symbol of the potential of each person and the benefits of recognizing beauty in everything. But this hexagram also warns against false beauty that is just as common as true beauty.

The 64 Hexagrams

1乾 Force Ch’ien2坤 Field K’un
3屯 Difficult in the Beginning Chun4蒙 Youthful Folly Meng
5需 Waiting Hsu6訟 Conflict Sung
7師 Integrity Shih8比 Holding Together Pi
9小畜 Attention To Detail Hsiao Ch’u10履 Correct Conduct Lu
11泰 Peace T’ai12否 Stagnation P’i
13同人 Fellowship T’ung Jen14大有 Abundance Ta Yu
15謙 Humbling Ch’ien16豫 Enthusiasm Yu
17隨 Following Sui18蠱 Correcting Ku
19臨 Nearing Lin20觀 Observation Kuan
21噬嗑 Biting Through Shih Ho22賁 Grace Pi
23剝 Splitting Apart Po24復 Returning Fu
25無妄 Innocence Wu Wang26大畜 Great Accumulating Ta Ch’u
27頤 Nourishment I28大過 Preponderance of the Great Ta Kuo
29坎The Abysmal K’an30離Radiance Li
31咸Courtship Hsien32恆Constancy Heng
33遯 Retreat Tun34大壯 Great Invigorating Ta Chuang
35晉 Progress Chin36明夷 Darkening of the Light Ming I
37家人 The Family Chai Jen38睽 Opposition K’uei
39蹇 Obstruction Chien40解 Deliverance Hsieh
41損 Decrease Sun42益 Increase I
43夬 Displacement Kuai44姤 Coming to Meet Kou
45萃 Gathering Together Ts’ui46升 Ascending Sheng
47困 Exhaustion K’un48井 The Well Ching
49革 Revolution Ko50鼎 The Cauldron Ting
51震 The Arousing Chen52艮 Stilling Ken
53漸 Gradual Progress Chien54歸 妹 The Marrying Maiden Kuei Mei
55豐 Abundance Feng56旅 The Wanderer Lu
57巽 Ground Sun58兌 Open Tui
59渙 Dispersion Huan60節 Limitation Chieh
61中孚 Center Returning Chung Fu62小 過 Small Surpassing Hsaio Kup
63既 濟 After Completion Chi Chi64未 濟 Before Completion Wei Chi
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