Hexagram #46: Earth over Wind
NOTE: Below is the romantic-themed, Love I Ching interpretation of I Ching Hexagram #46: "Earth over Wind". Click here for the classic I Ching meaning of hexagram #46.
This welcome hexagram symbolizes a profound spiritual elevation into clarity, love, and well-being. An influx of joy and life energy is indicated. Flames of passion will grow and heat up at this time. Disagreements will dissolve on their own accord. Flowers rise to the sun and open. However, this is not a time to slack off from responsibility, communication, and soul searching. Take all your actions very deliberately. Stay in the present and speak your truth. Rise up and stand tall. Place one foot in front of the other with solidity and purpose. Rise to the challenge. You can do it.
Changing Lines in Hexagram #46
Changes in Line 1
"Raising Your Standards"
As new heights of love and intimacy are attained, the wise person re
Changes in Line 2
Be grateful for all upward motion. You are growing into a higher level of awareness, and making room for a spiritual kind of love that transcends all you have known before.
Changes in Line 3
"Rising Toward the Empty City"
The image of an empty city means you are starting from scratch. This is a time when you and a special someone will have a clean slate. Open your arms wide and embrace the new.
Changes in Line 4
Like a flame reaching up toward a higher love, you are growing in leaps at this time. It would be wise to locate a sacred object or light a candle to honor this process of spiritual elevation.
Changes in Line 5
You are waking up to your own inherent attractiveness. You will be seen and deeply loved just as you are. But it is important to be yourself. There is no reason to be with someone if you are not able to be yourself.
Changes in Line 6
As the expansion of love in your life continues, stay aware of the power of consistency, fortitude and integrity. Don't stray from your values, and don't let romantic notions tarnish your sense of what is important and right.
The 2 Trigrams Inside Hexagram #46
Hexagram #46 is made of two 3-line trigrams mounted over and under one another. The bottom 3 lines of hexagram #46 make up the trigram for Wind, while the top 3 lines make up the trigram for Earth.
Lower Trigram of Wind
Upper Trigram of Earth
NOTE: In general terms, the hexagram's upper trigram symbolizes external forces or energies, while the lower trigram symbolizes internal forces or energies.
Hexagram #46'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 #46's Upper Trigram of Earth
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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