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I Ching Hexagram #19:

Approaching The New

How to interpret "Approaching The New"

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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 references the positive concepts of anticipation, expectation, and intention. This is a time to be bold and start new topics of conversation or approach someone new. Newness in all it's forms is positively referenced here. Share your talents, smile more often, take a new class, put yourself out there. This is a time of growing in new directions and learning new things. Attractive energies and qualities in you, which have just begun to show themselves, will strengthen. This is a time to 'be' the love you've been looking for. You willingness to step into uncharted territory must be at maximal levels in order to prepare yourself for this time of personal transformation and joy.

Changes in Line 1

"A Joint Approach"

Ask for help at this time. This line indicates the act of approaching a friend or partner. Don't forge ahead alone. Reach out and love will reach back. This line is a very positive sign and indicates good fortune. Avoid old routines, and ways of thinking.

Changes in Line 2

"A Unified Success"

This line indicates a cooperative approach. A new decision or direction may be approached together with the company of a special friend or partner. This synergistic approach is advantageous to both parties.

Changes in Line 3

"See the Big Picture"

Sometimes things seem to be going well on one hand, but they are falling apart on another. It is important to think broadly. Trust the cycles that romance and love move in. Sometimes it is high tide, sometimes low. Romance ebbs and flows. Do not take anything for granted.

Changes in Line 4

"Approaching from Above"

Preparations are well in place for lasting love in your life. This line is a favorable indicator which suggests there will be no negative surprises. To approach matters 'from above' means you will see very clearly what needs to be done.

Changes in Line 5

"Allowing Love to Unfold Naturally"

You may feel a lot of anticipation over someone right now. But anticipation must not give way to over eagerness or rash decisions. Wisdom must be sought after and current situations must be allowed the proper time. Self restraint is in order. Allow love to unfold at its own pace.

Changes in Line 6

"The Generous Approach"

You are on very fertile ground. Cupid's arrow is on a straight shot. Events coming up for you are beneficial to all. This is an extremely positive indicator. Do not allow selfishness to prevent a budding connection from unfolding positively.

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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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