Hexagram #59: Wind over Water
NOTE: Below is the romantic-themed, Love I Ching version of I Ching Hexagram #59: "Wind over Water". Click here for the classic I Ching meaning of hexagram #59.
This powerful hexagram indicates a love that shines in your world so brightly it makes you grateful simply to be alive. The things that bother you about a special someone will decrease in this light, and the things that uplift you will start to increase. This process happens naturally, but you can deepen the process yourself by directing your attention on what you are grateful for. Look closely at someone in your life. There is more to be grateful for than you've realized. Take notice of the small and simple things: a smile, a phone call, a gesture of support. Gratitude opens the door to love in your world. This is also a time to stop and be grateful for yourself. A window of opportunity has opened for love to increase.
Changing Lines in Hexagram #59
Changes in Line 1
"Riding a Strong Horse"
You have a new found inner strength. Riding a strong horse refers to your ability to quickly rectify any relationship problems that arise. Trust and be grateful for this capacity.
Changes in Line 2
"Hurrying Toward Nourishment"
If your connection with another is threatened, hurry to what truly nourishes and connects you. Focus on what you like to do and what is working well in your life. As your focus shifts toward what sustains you, love and intimacy will grow.
Changes in Line 3
"Others are Grateful for You"
This is a time to be selfless, to set aside your personal desires, so that others can flourish. Be the person someone else is grateful for, and this will amplify love in your life.
Changes in Line 4
"Reaching Out for Help"
You may feel a little tension in a relationship at this time. The wise person asks for help. Call a friend for support. Your gratitude for the help that is available will soon dissolve the current problem.
Changes in Line 5
"The Power of One"
Even in relationships, all it takes is one person to inspire positive change. This person is you. You will be a great unifier at this time. You will bring about harmony in your relationships with your intuition and intelligence.
Changes in Line 6
"Getting to the Root"
This line is a reminder to turn the other cheek. It would be wise to avoid all squabbles at this time. Be unselfish. This will eradicate current relationship problems at their root. This is a time to work for the common good.
The 2 Trigrams Within Hexagram #59
Hexagram #59 is built out of two 3-line trigrams stacked above one another. The lower 3 lines of hexagram #59 make up the trigram for Water, while the upper 3 lines make up the trigram for Wind.
Lower Trigram of Water
Upper Trigram of Wind
NOTE: A simple way to think about trigrams is that the hexagram's upper trigram references external forces, and the lower trigram references internal forces.
Hexagram #59's Lower Trigram of Water
The formless and ever-changing trigram of water is also known as the trigram of the 'Abysmal' or the 'Gorge'. Water by its nature is transitory and fluid — representing changing circumstances and unpredictability. This ever-shifting trigram is often an indicator of uncertainty and dangerous motion. The water trigram is often correlated with the moon's cycles and the compass-direction north.
Hexagram #59's Upper 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'
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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.