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I Ching Hexagram #46:

Rising Up

How to interpret "Rising Up"

This welcome hexagram symbolizes a lasting elevation in status or well-being. A raise or promotion is very likely to occur at this time. Endeavors will turn out successfully, fires will be put out and chaos will turn to calmness. However, this is not a time to slack off from responsibility. Take actions deliberately. Place one foot in front of the other with solidity and purpose. Stay focused and conscious. Be like the tree trunk that grows strong and steady towards the sky.

Changes in Line 1

"Elevating Inside and Out"

As a new found elevation in status unfolds, the wise person sets their standards higher as well. Raise your standards and goals to new heights, and difficulties will be at a minimum.

Changes in Line 2

"Celebrating the Rise"

Be grateful for all upward motion. You are growing into a higher level of awareness, and soon this will be reflected in your life circumstances. Celebrate, create a sacred ceremony or find a simple way to honor your new position. Let yourself be seen and success will continue to unfold.

Changes in Line 3

"Rising Toward the Empty City"

The image of an empty city means you are starting from scratch. This is a time to break new ground. Assemble your team and success will be yours.

Changes in Line 4

"Charging Upward"

This line is a reminder of the important job you have ahead of you. If you step forward with the proper preparations, you will find fame and reward.

Changes in Line 5

"Staying Humble"

Don't let success go to your head. There is great value in all that you do, but make sure you don't become arrogant. In work, raising your fee or asking for a raise would be wise, but don't let this diminish the quality of your work

Changes in Line 6

"Staying Aware"

As your rise continues, stay aware of the power of consistency, fortitude and integrity. Don't stray from your values, and don't let success tarnish your sense of what is right.


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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