What Is I Ching Hexagram 35: 晉 “Progress” ?
Chin is the Chinese name of the I Ching Hexagram 35. With inner and outer trigrams forming fire over Earth, this Hexagram is called ‘progress’ or alternatively named ‘prospering’ or ‘aquas’.
Hexagram 35 describes constant progress through both peaceful and trying times. Each triumph should not be taken for granted while during times of difficulty, an individual should keep the same mind frame as when dealing with a pleasant situation.
Interpretation & Meaning of Hexagram 35:
Hexagram 35 is the reminder of progress through different phases of life. There is almost no better feeling than when we are found victorious over a difficult situation or when a long term goal has come to an end. It calls for a time of celebration and a moment to cherish a coming to an end.
There will be times when progress is successful and great satisfaction comes from completing a difficult task. While during other times, a person can be filled with dissatisfaction about the current progression. In either circumstance, a person should have the same mind set to deal with both situations in order to have the best results.
Having the same amount of joy during both a good and bad time make it possible to endure the difficult times. If we continue to have amounting feelings of despair when life is not progressing in the way we would want, we then come to a standstill till our inner thoughts can be cleansed.
I Ching Hexagram 35 – Personal Goals:
Life is about to progress into a new direction and now is the time to enjoy life. But during this great phase in life, it is easy to be carried away with this feeling of power and completion. Though this time should not be taken lightly, it should also not be bragged about to others or continuously boasted in conversation.
Others will take the time to enjoy this joyous time, but it is important not to make others feel lowly or unworthy of obtaining the same satisfaction. Use this time instead to encourage others to gain the same feelings of success.
I Ching Hexagram 35 – Love:
Learn to enjoy your love life when it lasts. When we are unable to enjoy life, we can be held down with disappointment in life, whether that is in love or in the work area.
These moments of unhappiness make it difficult to think clearly and can often lead to rash decision making in order to progress out of a tiresome time.
I Ching Hexagram 35 – Career & Business:
It’s important to remember not to take this time of victory in career and work and use it for personal gain against others. Just because we have become successful does not mean that we are then entitled to certain things. We should be given new opportunities when we are able to show our strengths and determination.
But to think a person deserves everything in life is a disaster way of thinking. Life will always progress and trying to control that progression is impossible. There are things we can do to secure a better life by planning and be able to adapt to life, but there is no way to control the future.
THE JUDGMENT POEM
PROGRESS. The powerful prince
Is honored with horses in large numbers.
In a single day he is granted audience three times.
THE IMAGE POEM
The sun rises over the earth:
The image of PROGRESS.
Thus the superior man himself
Brightens his bright virtue.
Hexagram 35 is a reminder that life is always progressing. Nothing will stay in the same place forever and as long as individuals are willing to accept change and adapt to change when it occurs will allow for a smoother progression from one phase of life to the other.
The time of great success is used to radiate your feelings of joy with others and utilize the new power responsibly. When dealing with a difficult time of despair, remember your inner strengths and use them to clear the conscious and overcome any obstacle.