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Love Interpretation of Hexagram #19

Also called "Approaching The New"

I Ching Hexagram #19

Hexagram #19: Earth over Lake

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NOTE: Below is the romantic-themed, Love I Ching interpretation of I Ching Hexagram #19: "Lake below Earth".   Click here for the classic I Ching meaning of hexagram #19.

I Ching Hexagram #19

Hexagram number 19 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.

Changing Lines in Hexagram #19

Changes in Line 1

"A Joint Approach"

I Ching hexagram 19 shown with changing-line #1 highlighted

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"

I Ching hexagram 19 shown with changing-line #2 highlighted

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"

I Ching hexagram 19 shown with changing-line #3 highlighted

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"

I Ching hexagram 19 shown with changing-line #4 highlighted

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"

I Ching hexagram 19 shown with changing-line #5 highlighted

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"

I Ching hexagram 19 shown with changing-line #6 highlighted

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.

The 2 Trigrams Inside Hexagram #19

I Ching hexagram #19 is structured out of two 3-line trigrams mounted on top of each other. The lower 3 lines of hexagram #19 form the trigram for Lake, while the upper 3 lines form the trigram for Earth.

Vector image of lower trigram Lake in hexagram #19
Lower Trigram of Lake
Vector image of upper trigram Earth in hexagram #19
Upper Trigram of Earth

NOTE: An easy way to think about the two trigrams is that the upper trigram points to external forces, and the lower trigram points to internal forces.

Hexagram #19's Lower Trigram of Lake

Image of hexagram #19 with lower trigram highlighted

The serene trigram of the Lake symbolizes happiness and clarity and transparency. Blissful tranquility is referenced in the Lake, along with energies of placidity and peace. The serenity of the Lake may also suggest a 'third-born daughter' or the direction 'west'.

Hexagram #19's Upper Trigram of Earth

Image of hexagram #19 with upper trigram highlighted

The evenly split trigram of Earth is also referred to as the trigram of the Receptive. Its characteristic traits are a loving devotion and a resilient bowing to applied energies. It may also represent 'motherhood' or powerful feminine energies. The unbroken lines of the hexagram of Earth may also reference the direction 'southwest'

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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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