Hexagram #44: Heaven over Wind
NOTE: Below is the romance-oriented, Love I Ching interpretation of I Ching Hexagram #44: "Wind below Heaven". Click here for the classic I Ching meaning of hexagram #44.
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.
Changing Lines in Hexagram #44
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
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.
The 2 Trigrams Within Hexagram #44
I Ching hexagram #44 is structured out of two 3-line trigrams mounted above each other. The lower 3 lines of hexagram #44 form the trigram for Wind, while the upper 3 lines form the trigram for Heaven.
Lower Trigram of Wind
Upper Trigram of Heaven
NOTE: A quick rule of thumb is that the upper trigram points to external forces or energies, while the lower trigram points to internal forces or energies.
Hexagram #44's Lower Trigram of Wind
The mild mannered trigram of wind is filled with lightness and gentleness. The wind trigram is known as a 'soft energy': both subtle and lacking in strength, and yet persistent and unwavering. The trigram of wind may also reference an 'elder daughter' or the compass direction of 'southeast'
Hexagram #44's Upper Trigram of Heaven
The elegant trigram of Heaven is also referred to as the the Creative. It symbolizes raw, perfect creative energy. The pure trigram of Heaven is a representation of power and pure truth. It may also indicate a father figure — or the compass direction northwest.
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