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I Ching Hexagram #59:

Dispersing

How to interpret "Dispersing"

This powerful hexagram indicates a dispersal of people and ideas. In the same way that wind skims across a watery surface, sending thousands of ripples in its path, this hexagram signifies a time of many small changes. Old partnerships dissolve, friends move or money seems to get away from you for a time. Don't be concerned. The wise person knows that a period of dispersion inevitably gives rise to the return of another cycle of positive growth. This hexagram may also reference friends or family who move away.

Changes in Line 1

"Riding a Strong Horse"

Rising a strong horse refers to being quick to rectify any problems that arise. If you want to prevent the loss of a friendship or partnership, clear up any misunderstandings swiftly and thoroughly.

Changes in Line 2

"Hurrying Toward That Which Supports"

If your connection with another is threatened, hurry to what truly nourishes and connects you: Kindness and acceptance toward fellow humans. With kindness and acceptance, you will feel deep love even if someone else lives far away.

Changes in Line 3

"Dissolving One's Self"

This is a time to be selfless

Changes in Line 4

"The Power of Leaving the Group"

At this time, you may find yourself dispersing from an old group or union. The wise person lets life's currents take them on toward their new destination. Swim with the flow. This is a time of good fortune. Stepping back and seeing the broadest viewpoint will ease this transition.

Changes in Line 5

"The Power of One"

One good idea

Changes in Line 6

"Saving Blood"

This line is a reminder to avoid danger and bloodshed. The root of current problems has been gotten rid of, but caution must still be used. Be unselfish. This is a time to work for the common good of your whole community.


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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