What Is I Ching Hexagram 41 All About?
Sun is the Chinese name of the I Ching Hexagram 41. This has inner and outer trigrams forming mountain over lake. People also call this Hexagram ‘decrease’ or named ‘diminishing.’
Hexagram 41 yijing represents a time to be frugal with wealth to return to a simpler form of life. Going back to the basics will help keep in check personal resources. Wasting money and resources will only cause an imbalance in life no matter how many personal items you collect. Take this time to return to a simpler form of life. Live off the basic needs and push aside feelings of want or envy.
I Ching Hexagram 41 Interpretation and Meaning
Hexagram 41 symbolizes a phase in life when you should use wealth and resources sparingly and responsibly. Having self-discipline will help a person with storage of resources and help create balance in harmony in life.
Hexagram 41 speaks on the importance of being frugal to maintain the necessities in life. Living a basic life does not mean to live like someone who is without any resources. Instead, it means to focus on what is needed to survive versus living in luxury.
We all need a place to live, to have shelter over our heads. And, we also need food to be able to continue living. So what else is there to spend money on if we only have two main needs? Often we have the want to fill the house we live in with things of decoration and worldly worth.
Or perhaps we want to dress in the latest fashions to publicly show off our wealth. Now is the time to live simply in order to nurture the foundations of our life. When we focus mainly on what we can obtain, we forget about what ground we are standing on. Is there growth within us and in the home or is progress only being maintained in the work area?
I Ching Hexagram 41 Goals – Personal Goals
It is sometimes easy to spend all the wealth or gifts in a short amount of time. You need to be responsible with finances. This means understanding where are the best places to spend the wealth or time needed to complete a personal goal.
I Ching Hexagram 41 Love – Love Interpretation
In any type of relationship, now is the time to focus on strengthening and growing the partnership. Remember the simpler forms of communication and interaction. Maintaining relationships through tenderness and open communication allows for the strengthening of the relationship.
I Ching Hexagram Number 41 – Career and Business
Living a basic life gives a different perspective on what is important in life and what no longer holds any potential. Take the time to understand the wants and needs of a business client or partner. This can help change the perspective back to one that is much simpler.
iChing 41 Judgment – The Judgment Poem
DECREASE combined with sincerity
Brings about supreme good fortune
One may be persevering in this.
It furthers one to undertake something.
How is this to be carried out?
One may use two small bowls for the sacrifice.
iChing 41 Poem – The Image Poem
At the foot of the mountain, the lake:
The image of DECREASE.
Thus the superior man controls his anger
And restrains his instincts.
iChing 41 – Conclusion
As we return to a simpler form of living, we can find balance once again. It is easy in a fast phase of life that is filled with events and items to distract you. Our focus moves away from what matters. Soon we become lonely though we are surrounded with many things.
It might first take some time to resort back to a simpler lifestyle. But with any change comes a great progression to a different life path. Think of the important aspects of life and work towards strengthening and nourishing those things.
I Ching 41 says that a steady positive progression begins when our vision and mind become clear. Then you get balance back into life which is easy to maintain.