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I Ching Hexagram #44:

Coming Together

How to interpret "Coming Together"

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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.

You are wide open to new love at this time. A positive magnetic force has entered your life, but you may need to do some soul searching to keep yourself open. This is a great time to examine all the people in your life and ponder why you are connected to them. All connections exist for a reason. Look for the higher purpose in all relationships. Reflect on what each shared journey is teaching you. Don't judge people by their appearances. What lies beneath our outer appearance is what counts most. Strengthen ties with an intelligent person who supports and shares your own intelligence. Connect with like-minded souls and you will get all the love you are seeking for.

Changes in Line 1

"Avoiding the Hungry Bear"

In this line, a 'hungry bear' refers to someone who drains your energy. Make a conscious effort to take space from a negative person. This will keep you attuned to the higher energies of love and intuition that are around you know.

Changes in Line 2

"Separating the Fish"

This is a time to keep a closed

Changes in Line 3

"Associating with the Wise"

If you want deep love in your life, be discerning as to who you spend time with. Save yourself from misery by not associating with a person who has a negative effect on you.

Changes in Line 4

"Swim with Honest Fish"

The river of your life could contain an unscrupulous person at this time. Be alert to ulterior motives. Stay focused on your desires. Let them swim by and bother someone else.

Changes in Line 5

"Using your Influence"

This is a time when you will naturally draw love and attention to yourself. Someone special will respond well to your body language and influence.

Changes in Line 6

"Avoiding Arrogance"

Don't toot your own horn. Be indifferent to whether other people judge you or praise you. True love comes to the humblest of souls.

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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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