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I Ching Hexagram #60:

Sacredness And Limitation

How to interpret "Sacredness And Limitation"

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

This hexagram is a reminder to draw a line around yourself for your relationships to succeed. Take time to nurture your heart. Create an atmosphere of sacredness in your home or office, and your love life will transform. This would be a great time to clear clutter from a desk or a room and redecorate. Create a special haven. If possible, carve out a small window in each day for some quiet alone time. Be mindful of your limits and boundaries. This is also a time to honor the boundaries and limits that someone else sets. Don't tread in their special space. Discover your line in the sand. Notice where your spaces overlap and where they do not, and the doors to intimacy will open. Just as the shore gives shape to a lake, so also do limits and boundaries give shape to a relationship. Be aware of these lines, where they fade and where they become thicker, and love will grow.

Changes in Line 1

"Staying Indoors"

Find love where you are. This is not a time to seek far and wide. Give yourself some quiet time. Empty your mind, fill your heart, and rest at home.

Changes in Line 2

"Dancing up to the Edge"

Be mindful of the balance between intimacy and alone time. It would be wise to take action in precisely the right measure. Don't step on your partner's toes but don't dance too far way either.

Changes in Line 3

"Restraint Brings Joy"

When someone has no self

Changes in Line 4

"Embracing Natural Limits"

This line is a reminder to not place unnecessary limits on yourself or a special someone. Stay with what feels right and natural.

Changes in Line 5

"Incurring Equal Limitations"

The wise person will only place limits on another that they themselves can uphold. To level the playing field at this time will bring increased love.

Changes in Line 6

"Avoiding Excessive Limitations"

The wise person knows when to make limits and when to break limits. Enjoy the shifting dance between togetherness and alone time, and your feeling of love for someone will increase.


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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