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Love Interpretation of Hexagram #24

Also called "The Turning Point"

I Ching Hexagram #24

Hexagram #24: Earth over Thunder

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NOTE: Below is the romance-related, Love I Ching interpretation of I Ching Hexagram #24: "Earth over Thunder".   Click here for the traditional I Ching meaning of hexagram #24.

I Ching Hexagram #24

This welcome hexagram signifies a return to joy, intimacy, passion and purpose. The light has returned and pierces the darkness. Walk with your head held high, knowing that the tide has turned and that love is ascending. Like the winter solstice, this is a time of new beginnings and opportunities. It is a time of true health and opportunity. Your hard work has paid off. Love, energy and possibility are in the air. Be aware of change at this time. Some things must end for other things to begin. A turning point has been reached.

Changing Lines in Hexagram #24

Changes in Line 1

"Correcting Mistakes"

I Ching hexagram 24 shown with changing-line #1 highlighted

This line is a reminder to be easy on yourself if you have made mistakes in past relationships. Be forgiving of yourself and step forward knowing you are back on track.

Changes in Line 2

"You Deserve Love"

I Ching hexagram 24 shown with changing-line #2 highlighted

Take a deep and long breath. Slow time down. Deliberately accept love. Do something nice for yourself. You will not be going forward alone. A fabulous partner will be by your side

Changes in Line 3

"Accepting Bad Habits"

I Ching hexagram 24 shown with changing-line #3 highlighted

Put self

Changes in Line 4

"Following Your Destiny Path"

I Ching hexagram 24 shown with changing-line #4 highlighted

To let more love into your life, don't stray from your own inner knowing and guidance. Trust your decisions and don't judge someone else's decisions. You cannot know their deepest truth. Let others follow their own destinies while you stay on course for yours.

Changes in Line 5

"Letting go of Remorse"

I Ching hexagram 24 shown with changing-line #5 highlighted

Forgive yourself for past relationship mistakes. You did the best you knew at the time. Since you did not consciously choose to make any mistakes, there is no reason to be hard on yourself for having made mistakes.

Changes in Line 6

"Clearing the Slate"

I Ching hexagram 24 shown with changing-line #6 highlighted

This line is a reminder that old relationship patterns could return if you are unwilling to start anew with a sturdy resolve. Accept responsibility. Clear the slate. If you need to do a "rewind" with someone, do one. You could say, for example, "I think we had a misunderstanding the other day. I apologize. What I really meant was such and such…"

The 2 Trigrams Inside Hexagram #24

I Ching hexagram #24 is composed of two 3-line trigrams layered over and under each other. The lower 3 lines of hexagram #24 form the trigram for Thunder, while the top 3 lines form the trigram for Earth.

Vector image of lower trigram Thunder in hexagram #24
Lower Trigram of Thunder
Vector image of upper trigram Earth in hexagram #24
Upper Trigram of Earth

NOTE: In general terms, the upper trigram symbolizes external forces, while the bottom trigram symbolizes internal forces.

Hexagram #24's Lower Trigram of Thunder

Image of hexagram #24 with lower trigram highlighted

The electrifying trigram of thunder resonates with mystery and power. According to ancient Chinese beliefs, thunder is often associated with legends of dragons. the thunder trigram is also known as the "The Arousing" and indicates intent, motion and initiation. The trigram is composed of raw energy and forward movement. Thunder may refer to an 'eldest son' or the compass direction north.

Hexagram #24's Upper Trigram of Earth

Image of hexagram #24 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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