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Love Interpretation of Hexagram #50

Also called "The Cauldron Of Manifestation"

I Ching Hexagram #50

Hexagram #50: Fire over Wind

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NOTE: This is the romance-oriented, Love I Ching interpretation of I Ching Hexagram #50: "Wind below Fire".   Click here for the traditional I Ching meaning of hexagram #50.

I Ching Hexagram #50

Hexagram number 50 symbolizes a rich cauldron of vitality and nourishment. It is an indication of supreme good fortune in love and in life. Your heart, body and soul will be well taken care of. The cauldron is a container for your hopes, dreams, and prayers. It is like a spiritual vessel that stores and then carries your dreams to fruition. Concentrate on who or what you want. Any apparent obstacles in your way will dissolve or be altered in such a way that they then act to propel your relationships forward. Love will flow as your good thoughts and healing energies increase, but remember — you must think it (and believe it) for it to happen.

Changing Lines in Hexagram #50

Changes in Line 1

"Tipping the Cauldron"

I Ching hexagram 50 shown with changing-line #1 highlighted

This will be a time when you easily let go of someone, or something, you no longer need. You will rid yourself and your life of old ideas that no longer help your relationships. Tip over the cauldron and receive anew the love that is knocking at your door.

Changes in Line 2

"Fire under the Cauldron"

I Ching hexagram 50 shown with changing-line #2 highlighted

Things are starting to sizzle. Someone special is growing closer and the flames of desire grow higher.

Changes in Line 3

"The Cauldron's Handle Snaps"

I Ching hexagram 50 shown with changing-line #3 highlighted

This line is a reminder to be patient and not get overly frustrated when a special someone does not comply to your wishes. Ride out the rough spots and soon you will be sailing on once again.

Changes in Line 4

"The Cauldron's Leg Breaks"

I Ching hexagram 50 shown with changing-line #4 highlighted

This line implies a small setback. Take a breather and reevaluate your romantic life. This is a time to start over, apologize and make amends, and receive support from a good friend.

Changes in Line 5

"Bright Golden Handles"

I Ching hexagram 50 shown with changing-line #5 highlighted

This is a powerful moment in time. The cauldron's old handles have been replaced by beautiful new handles, signifying a bright new person in your life. Expect good things to come.

Changes in Line 6

"Decorated with Jade"

I Ching hexagram 50 shown with changing-line #6 highlighted

A cauldron decorated with jade means good fortune in matters of the heart. Your love life will enter a new state of grace and harmony.

The Two Trigrams Inside Hexagram #50

Hexagram #50 is built out of two 3-line trigrams layered on top of one another. The bottom three lines of hexagram #50 form the trigram for Wind, while the upper three lines form the trigram for Fire.

Vector image of lower trigram Wind in hexagram #50
Lower Trigram of Wind
Vector image of upper trigram Fire in hexagram #50
Upper Trigram of Fire

NOTE: Generally speaking, the hexagram's upper trigram points to external energies, and the bottom trigram points to internal energies.

Hexagram #50's Lower Trigram of Wind

Image of hexagram #50 with lower trigram highlighted

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 #50's Upper Trigram of Fire

Image of hexagram #50 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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