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I Ching Hexagram #45:

Gathering Together

How to interpret "Gathering Together"

Like streams of water flowing together to form a lake, this hexagram symbolizes assembling and uniting. This is a time to focus on teamwork and synergy. Don't attempt to do everything alone. Bring together those who share your goals and support your dreams. This is a time to venture out in your community or work with your family. It is also a time to "gather oneself together." This means concentrating on unifying forces within yourself. This is a time to be whole in yourself. An internal unity will translate into a solid team around you.

Changes in Line 1

"Setting Morals High"

When working with others, keep your standards high. Involve yourself in high

Changes in Line 2

"Proceeding with Sincerity"

Yield to your power of attraction and magnetism. This power will serve you well at this time. Your strength is your sincerity and this is the power that draws others to you.

Changes in Line 3

"Gathering with a Common Cause"

Don't gather together with the wrong people, lest your idea/cause/project will meet with strong objections. Secure those who share your vision. Put yourself in other people's shoes and you will succeed

Changes in Line 4

"Signs of Good Fortune"

Your desires will flourish at this time. Working unselfishly brings great success to all.

Changes in Line 5

"Sharing of Purpose"

Gathering with others will fuel and enhance the shared purpose. If everyone did not see eye

Changes in Line 6

"Proceeding through the Opposition"

Don't let naysayers block your team's progress. Let others sigh or weep as they see fit. Stay resolute to your vision.


A note on iFate's I Ching translation: This is not a direct translation of the original "Book of Changes" from 1000 BC. While multiple translations of the original text are available, they include many archaic references and can be difficult to understand for 21st century readers. iFate uses our own modern rewritings (two different editions) of the "Book of Changes" which makes interpreting I Ching readings far simpler. For iFate's additional contemporary re-writing of the original text, see our "Love I Ching" translation.

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