44 - Coming to Meet

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Contemporary Interpretation

44 - Coming to Meet

Growing, until
I am fully...

Growing,
Until I
Will have become
I
Will
Be
I
Am
Fully
I.

The Changes

yang yang yang yang yang yin

Upper Trigram: Qian, Heaven

2nd Core Character: Qian, Heaven

1st Core Character: Qian, Heaven

Lower Trigram: Sun, Wind (Tree)

Informationen zum Interpretationsmodell

Classical Interpretation

Coming to meet (44) signifies encounter.

The image

Underneath heaven is wind: the image of coming to meet. This is how the prince disseminates his commands and has them proclaimed to the four quarters of heaven.

The judgement

Coming to meet. The maiden is powerful. One should not marry such a maiden. Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Changes: 44 - coming to meet

Lower Trigram: Sun, the Wind / Tree

Sun, the Wind / Tree, stands for a lively, pushing growth from within. Like the landscape's greening in the spring: ... Read more self confident, powerful, without hesitation. Strategical, relentless, unstoppable. Like the wind: passing through every opening, into every corner. Hide

First Change: Sun → Qian, the Heaven

Qian develops when a (solid) yang line is added (red arrow; yang symbolizes energy, activity). Sun represents a powerful forward ... Read more thrusting from within ourselves: self-assured, unstoppable, unrelenting, following an invisible, very own, perfect path. This growth reaches its peak in Qian: our clear and coherent self, our true nature. Hide

Second Change: Qian → Qian, the Heaven

Third Change: Qian → Qian, the Heaven

Upper Trigram: Qian, the Heaven

Qian represents the zenith of our human potential, a state of mind of clarity and coherence, undisturbed by worries, desires, ... Read more thought loops. When our mind is clear, if we are simultaneously one with ourselves and with our goal, we become creator: the constellating power of our coherent mind, our own living consciousness is able to act upon the unstructured potential that surrounds us, to organize and form it according to our will. Hide

The Path: Following the Changes

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yang yang yang yang yang yin

Upper Trigram: Qian, Heaven

2nd Core Character: Qian, Heaven

1st Core Character: Qian, Heaven

Lower Trigram: Sun, Wind (Tree)

Lower Trigram: my Starting Point

Upper Trigram: my Objective

My First Step: 1st Core Character

My Second Step: 2nd Core Character

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