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Love Interpretation of Hexagram #55

Also called "Abundance Of Love"

I Ching Hexagram #55

Hexagram #55: Thunder over Fire

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NOTE: Below is the romance-themed, Love I Ching interpretation of I Ching Hexagram #55: "Fire below Thunder".   Click here for the traditional I Ching meaning of hexagram #55.

I Ching Hexagram #55

This fortuitous hexagram implies an abundance of excitement and unconditional love in your life. Like lightning piercing through clouds, love can strike with incredible speed and force at this time. You have someone's eye. Be ready for spectacular fireworks! Passion, fun, and celebration are all headed your way. However, the wise person knows that love's flames need nurturing. Don't just go for the quick flight. Seek deeper to the source of love in your own heart. This is where the true abundant supply comes from. This is where the fire is, where the dance and celebration are experienced. By all means enjoy the chemistry of the moment, but wherever you are, whoever you are with, connect with yourself first. Be aware of the wellspring of love in your own heart, and your entire romantic life will be transformed. You are your own best treasure. What you seek is within you — and always has been.

Changing Lines in Hexagram #55

Changes in Line 1

"Strengthening the Self"

I Ching hexagram 55 shown with changing-line #1 highlighted

Great love is pouring down like rain. But care and prudence must not be forsaken. Current relationship problems will be dramatically reduced by making a list of the ideal qualities you want in a partner and then setting your intent to strengthen each of these in yourself.

Changes in Line 2

"Accepting an Eclipse"

I Ching hexagram 55 shown with changing-line #2 highlighted

Current relationship problems are temporary. The light will return. Take no heed of gossip. Others may be suspicious of your love life at this time, but you will see that their opinions matter very little.

Changes in Line 3

"Trusting in Stars"

I Ching hexagram 55 shown with changing-line #3 highlighted

This is a time to let love in. Take off your shell of doubt and trust your desirability. Even when the sunlight is blocked by clouds, the wise person knows there are always stars shining in the heavens.

Changes in Line 4

"The Eclipse Still Lingers"

I Ching hexagram 55 shown with changing-line #4 highlighted

A special someone may feel distant from you at this time. This is a temporary setback. Their love and light will return. Like a curtain slowly rising in front of a window, light will shine again and seem even brighter than before.

Changes in Line 5

"Blessings Draw Near"

I Ching hexagram 55 shown with changing-line #5 highlighted

Congratulations! This is a time of compassion, amorous connection, and great fortune. Wellbeing will spread for you and all those you adore.

Changes in Line 6

"Love Blooms"

I Ching hexagram 55 shown with changing-line #6 highlighted

Enjoy your good fortune in love, but stay honest with yourself lest you get carried away. The wise person knows that love has its roots in deep friendship.

The Two Trigrams Within Hexagram #55

I Ching hexagram #55 is made of two 3-line trigrams mounted above one another. The bottom three lines of hexagram #55 form the trigram for Fire, while the upper three lines form the trigram for Thunder.

Vector image of lower trigram Fire in hexagram #55
Lower Trigram of Fire
Vector image of upper trigram Thunder in hexagram #55
Upper Trigram of Thunder

NOTE: In general terms, the upper trigram symbolizes external forces, and the bottom trigram symbolizes internal forces.

Hexagram #55's Lower Trigram of Fire

Image of hexagram #55 with lower 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.

Hexagram #55's Upper Trigram of Thunder

Image of hexagram #55 with upper trigram highlighted

The electrifying trigram of thunder resonates with mystery and power. According to ancient Chinese beliefs, thunder is often associated with legends of dragons. the thunder trigram is also known as the "The Arousing" and indicates intent, motion and initiation. The trigram is composed of raw energy and forward movement. Thunder may refer to an 'eldest son' or the compass direction north.

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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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