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I Ching Hexagram #59:

Gratitude

How to interpret "Gratitude"

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

This powerful hexagram indicates a love that shines in your world so brightly it makes you grateful simply to be alive. The things that bother you about a special someone will decrease in this light, and the things that uplift you will start to increase. This process happens naturally, but you can deepen the process yourself by directing your attention on what you are grateful for. Look closely at someone in your life. There is more to be grateful for than you've realized. Take notice of the small and simple things: a smile, a phone call, a gesture of support. Gratitude opens the door to love in your world. This is also a time to stop and be grateful for yourself. A window of opportunity has opened for love to increase.

Changes in Line 1

"Riding a Strong Horse"

You have a new found inner strength. Riding a strong horse refers to your ability to quickly rectify any relationship problems that arise. Trust and be grateful for this capacity.

Changes in Line 2

"Hurrying Toward Nourishment"

If your connection with another is threatened, hurry to what truly nourishes and connects you. Focus on what you like to do and what is working well in your life. As your focus shifts toward what sustains you, love and intimacy will grow.

Changes in Line 3

"Others are Grateful for You"

This is a time to be selfless, to set aside your personal desires, so that others can flourish. Be the person someone else is grateful for, and this will amplify love in your life.

Changes in Line 4

"Reaching Out for Help"

You may feel a little tension in a relationship at this time. The wise person asks for help. Call a friend for support. Your gratitude for the help that is available will soon dissolve the current problem.

Changes in Line 5

"The Power of One"

Even in relationships, all it takes is one person to inspire positive change. This person is you. You will be a great unifier at this time. You will bring about harmony in your relationships with your intuition and intelligence.

Changes in Line 6

"Getting to the Root"

This line is a reminder to turn the other cheek. It would be wise to avoid all squabbles at this time. Be unselfish. This will eradicate current relationship problems at their root. This is a time to work for the common good.


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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