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I Ching Hexagram #55:

Abundance And Fullness

How to interpret "Abundance And Fullness"

This fortuitous hexagram implies a time of clarity, prosperity and completeness. Like lightning piercing through clouds, success can strike with incredible speed and force. However, the wise person remains cautious and knows that success often comes with associated dangers. Spend your success wisely and save portions for a time of need. Abundance can come and go. Stay in contact with the person within. You are your own best kept treasure. You are what you are seeking, and always have been.

Changes in Line 1

"Enjoying the Honeymoon"

With new found success comes great joy. Celebrate, by all means. But realize the future is not set. Care and prudence must not be forsaken.

Changes in Line 2

"Accepting an Eclipse"

Current problems are temporary. The light will return. Take no heed of gossip. Others may be suspicious of your success, but their opinions matter not.

Changes in Line 3

"Focusing on Stars"

Even if the sunlight is blocked by clouds, the wise person knows there are always stars still shining in the heavens, though they may not be seen. This is a time to find your true brightness within. Don't seek for it outside, in others, or in material possessions.

Changes in Line 4

"The Eclipse Still Lingers"

This is a temporary dark time. But, like a curtain that is slowly rising in a room, light is starting to return. If certain people's judgments hover around you, take refuge in your close friends. Remain in your heart and judgments will not affect you

Changes in Line 5

"Blessings Draw Near"

Congratulations! This is a time of recognition, fame and good fortune. Well

Changes in Line 6

"Avoiding Extravagance"

Enjoy your abundance, but don't' flaunt it. Better to live in a humble abode than a far away mansion. The wise person knows that deep friendship is the only true wealth.


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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