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Love Interpretation of Hexagram #35

Also called "Progress and Transcendence"

I Ching Hexagram #35

Hexagram #35: Fire over Earth

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NOTE: Below is the romance-themed, Love I Ching version of I Ching Hexagram #35: "Fire over Earth".   Click here for the classic I Ching meaning of hexagram #35.

I Ching Hexagram #35

Like the Sun rising effortlessly upward at the dawn of a new day, you will find your love life elevated. This fortunate hexagram suggests open-heartedness, unity, nourishment, and transcendence of relationship problems. Expect deeper companionship, clear communication, and kinship. This is a breakthrough time for you, but in order to keep your progress flowing, you may need to reconfigure your priorities so that you are assisting others. Without 'giving' there can be no advancement. Be of service to someone. Offer more than kind words. Be a conduit for love. As love enters your life, calmly and automatically send it to others. The more good energy you generously give away the more you will get. This will be a time of awakening to your true life's purpose. Love will follow.

Changing Lines in Hexagram #35

Changes in Line 1

"Surpassing Obstacles"

I Ching hexagram 35 shown with changing-line #1 highlighted

As you are elevated to new heights, others can become vindictive or jealous. Let this negativity slide off you like rain drops. You are on your highest path. That is all you need to know.

Changes in Line 2

"Transforming Fear"

I Ching hexagram 35 shown with changing-line #2 highlighted

The wise person welcomes any challenges that accompany times of growth. All challenges are to be embraced. In this way they will be transformed. Your sense of confidence and inner love can turn fear into passion and excitement.

Changes in Line 3

"Receiving Love and Support"

I Ching hexagram 35 shown with changing-line #3 highlighted

Slowly and steadily a special someone will turn into your strongest ally. But you must earn their love with your integrity and good intentions.

Changes in Line 4

"Revealing Your Talent"

I Ching hexagram 35 shown with changing-line #4 highlighted

This is a time to let someone see how fabulous and special you really are. Share your special abilities. Grab center stage! By showing your true talents, your grace and natural attractiveness will increase a hundred fold.

Changes in Line 5

"Stabilizing Your Connection"

I Ching hexagram 35 shown with changing-line #5 highlighted

Know that the brightness of your love life is secure, despite small bumps and minor setbacks. It's impossible to fail. Stay present with whatever challenges arise and remind yourself to keep unattached to the outcome. The prize you are seeking is already here.

Changes in Line 6

"Maintaining Love and Authority"

I Ching hexagram 35 shown with changing-line #6 highlighted

There is no harm in being authoritative. Someone special will appreciate your strength. But the wise person always gives the right message. Use tact. Don't abuse your power. Use it for the good of all.

The 2 Trigrams Inside Hexagram #35

Hexagram #35 is built out of two 3-line trigrams mounted on top of each other. The bottom 3 lines of hexagram #35 make up the trigram for Earth, while the top 3 lines make up the trigram for Fire.

Vector image of lower trigram Earth in hexagram #35
Lower Trigram of Earth
Vector image of upper trigram Fire in hexagram #35
Upper Trigram of Fire

NOTE: A simple way to think about trigrams is that the hexagram's upper trigram references external forces or energies, and the bottom trigram references internal forces or energies.

Hexagram #35's Lower Trigram of Earth

Image of hexagram #35 with lower 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'

Hexagram #35's Upper Trigram of Fire

Image of hexagram #35 with upper trigram highlighted

The life-giving trigram of fire is sometimes known by its more classical names, Dependence or Attachment. The trigram of fire is a building-block representing illumination and something that is both adapted and a source of warmth and security. The fire trigram may reference a 'second daughter' or the map direction of south.

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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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