I Ching hexagrams interpretation
I Ching Hexagram 15: Ch'ien - Modesty
Ch'ien - Modesty stands for the great silent power of being modest. It shows that simple people are lifted up by it and that people in high rankings will be loved if they are able to remain modest.
I Ching interpretation / The Judgement
If you draw this I Ching hexagram with the online I Ching oracle this means that:
success will be created if the ego can be taken out of the equation. It implies that someone works in a disciplined way based on the proper principles, such as looking for opportunities to correct oneself and assist others.
Modesty also implies a form of non-action. That is, no bragging or fighting against oneself or other ego focussed activities. This gives room for the creative energy to arise and to manifest itself in the outer world.
I Ching lines interpretation
The I Ching hexagram consists of six lines. If lines are changing in your online I Ching Oracle consultation these should be included in your I Ching interpretation as well. Furthermore the I Ching lines have their separate interpretation.
The bottom I Ching line deals with reality, that what is. The second line is related to how you connect to others. Cause and effect how do you react?
The third line deals with your emotions and how to cope with them. The fourth line is related to making choices in order to remain on track. The fifth line represents the organising aspect of things.
It involves leadership, following up on ideals and planning. The I Ching top line has to do with spirituality. It concerns your tao, beliefs, religion and more.
First Line - I Ching interpretation
Even in difficult situations focus on tackling the situation easily and quickly. This is also a form of modesty. Leave unnecessary considerations alone.
Second Line - I Ching interpretation
Modesty in your inner world that is expressed in the outer world will have a sustainable impact on your surroundings. No one can interfere.
Third Line - I Ching interpretation
If you let your ego into the equation this will lead to criticism and difficulties will arise. Stay true to your modesty, which will lead to good fortune.
Fourth Line - I Ching interpretation
Be cautious that your expressed modesty is true modesty. Modesty expressed in the form of not taking responsibility and letting others do the work is the opposite of what is meant by true modesty.
Fifth Line - I Ching interpretation
Do not confuse modesty with 'going with the flow'. If decisions are made on the basis of unproper principles a modest person will take energetic measures to correct the situation.
Sixth Line - I Ching interpretation
When something goes wrong nothing is easier than to blame others. The superior person acknowledges this and takes responsibility. He remains modest and acts unselfishly.
The I Ching hexagram consists of two trigrams. Above K'un - Earth and below Kên - Mountain.
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