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I Ching Hexagram #57:

Influential Union

How to interpret "Influential Union"

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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.

Like a warm, gentle breeze wafting through a village, this hexagram suggests a time when love enters into your life effortlessly. You are likely to meet someone quite naturally at this time. A good friend may turn into more than a friend. Or a chance meeting with someone can open doors to romance you did not see before. If you are in a relationship, a rebirth of love is indicated. This is a time when the whole world will seem to influence your love life, and vice versa, your love life may seem to influence the whole world. Whether you are single or in a relationship, you can serve as an example to others by spreading love and good will. This is great time to write, create, share or indulge a creative force for communication. Talk to those you love. The key is to be constant with your expression. Your creativity has immense power to foster love at this time.

Changes in Line 1

"Persevering through Doubts"

Don't let your doubts stop you from being a source of love and inspiration for others. Persistence will empower you toward your highest goals.

Changes in Line 2

"Kneeling Before an Alter"

This line is a reminder to trust humility. If you want love to spread in your life, part of you must surrender as if you are kneeling before the Divine.

Changes in Line 3

"Effortlessly Spreading Warmth"

This is not a time to impose your will upon others. It is a time to love and accept others as they are. Spread warmth and you will receive warmth. This requires effortless attention, but you may have to change an old belief about trying too hard, if you feel it is difficult.

Changes in Line 4

"Hunting Without Regret"

Go after who or what you want without losing sleep over past failures. If you are attracted to someone, now is the time to make your feelings known. The wise person will combine authenticity and action.

Changes in Line 5

"Careful Decision Brings Good Fortune"

Before you jump to any conclusions about someone, ponder them for at least three days. Relationship problems will dissolve by making conscious and wise decisions.

Changes in Line 6

"A Chance of Misunderstanding"

Someone may misunderstand you at this time. Speak from your heart and see if you can be heard. But if your message does not go through, let the matter go completely.

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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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