What Is I Ching Hexagram 23: 剝 “Splitting Apart” ?
Po is the Chinese name of the I Ching Hexagram 23. With inner and outer trigrams forming mountain over Earth, this Hexagram is called ‘splitting apart’ or alternatively named ‘stripping’ or ‘fraying’. Hexagram 23 shows the necessity for abandoning a situation in order to progress.
The buildings, no matter how strong the foundation they are built on, will eventually tumble and fall. It is difficult to look past all the effort to see the potential danger of standing on top of a decay building that is ready to fall at any moment.
Interpretation & Meaning of Hexagram 23:
Hexagram 23 shows that certain situations need to be dismissed and left behind in order to progress. This is a hard lesson for anyone to learn when great effort has been put into building up a project at work or even a personal relationship.
Ponder deeply when facing a difficult situation. This can be a road block at work or a conflicting issue in a relationship. Take some time to see if there is a solution to the problem in order to salvage the project.
Don’t waste too much time trying to create a new plan of action. Waiting too long can sometimes trap up beneath the rubble of a failing plan before you have time to back out. If there is no way to fix the issues, then abandon the whole plan together in order to progress.
Getting rid of a plan or ending a relationship is not giving up. It can often feel like this when we are discouraged with the problem at hand. We must remember that the reason we are abandoning this plan is so we can prevent ourselves from further frustration and sorrow.
I Ching Hexagram 23 – Personal Goals:
Nothing good is currently coming from this certain path and in order to change what direction we are traveling in, we must rid our life of what is holding us back from our full potential. It is often hard to look pass all the difficulties and see the opportunities and growth that is beyond this current time.
I Ching Hexagram 23 – Love:
Relationships are often the most difficult to abandon. Reasons for ending a relationship include issues with communication between partners. If one person is constantly talking while the others is not given a chance to speak, creating a dominate relationship, then there can be no progress.
If the relationship is abusive, it is sometimes hard to end the relationship out of fear. There are steps that can be taken to end any sort of relationship but it is the most hard when we truly care and love the other person. It is sometimes hard to see past how we feel in order to create a better change in our life.
I Ching Hexagram 23 – Career & Business:
There are many strong emotions tied into any project or business that has been built up through lots of hard effort and time. But if your business is moving in the wrong direction, try to make changes. If that is no possible, then give thought to giving it up.
We must remember that everything in life is temporary and nothing is able to last forever. New opportunities are always arising when we rid ourselves from things that hold us back in order to progress.
THE JUDGMENT POEM
SPLITTING APART. IT does not further one
To go anywhere.
THE IMAGE POEM
The mountain rests on the earth:
The image of SPLITTING APART.
Thus those above can ensure their position
Only by giving generously to those below.
Hexagram 22 doesn’t relate to the current situation that should be ended but instead shows that being unable to act against a troubling situation and lead to failure. We must be willing to regain harmony and positive influences in our life if we are to recover from leaving behind a relationship or project.
Before starting a new journey or project at work, make sure to break down any old buildings that might be holding you back from obtaining real success. There is nothing wrong with breaking away.