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I Ching Hexagram #45:

Gathering Together

How to interpret "Gathering Together"

NOTE: This is the "Love I-Ching" interpretation. For standard, non romance-specific I Ching interpretations please return to the reference page here.

Like streams of water flowing down and joining at a lake, this hexagram symbolizes union, intimacy, and bonding. Your mood will rise and someone special will be attracted to your positive energy. Do not try too hard to compete for attention right now. An effortless attraction of love is indicated here. Love is in the air, and it will happen quickly and easily at this time. This is also a phase when you will easily experience increased teamwork and synergy. Bring together those who share your goals and support your dreams. This is a time to venture out in your community, take a class, or develop a new interest. Be willing to "gather yourself" too. This means being whole in yourself. Your internal energy right now will fuel amazing growth and healing in your love life.

Changes in Line 1

"Setting High Standards"

When seeking a partner, keep your standards up. Better to be alone than to associate with someone less than helpful at this time.

Changes in Line 2

"Magnetizing Love"

Yield to your power of attraction and magnetism. This power will awaken fully at this time. Like a moth to a flame, your inner light brings you increased love.

Changes in Line 3

"Gathering with a Common Cause"

Don't join together with someone who does not inspire you on your deepest cause. Set your sights high and you will be rewarded.

Changes in Line 4

"Sparks are Flying"

Your romantic life will flourish at this time. This will be a time of play, loving, and celebration.

Changes in Line 5

"Creating Your Dreams"

You will soon find yourself connected to someone who supports and nourishes your dreams. This line is a sign of many good things to come.

Changes in Line 6

"Proceeding through the Opposition"

Don't let naysayers block your forward momentum. You are right on track for the highest and deepest love. Proceed down this river with trust and commitment.


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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