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Love Interpretation of Hexagram #61

Also called "Inner Love and Connection"

I Ching Hexagram #61

Hexagram #61: Wind over Lake

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NOTE: Below is the romance-oriented, Love I Ching version of I Ching Hexagram #61: "Lake below Wind".   Click here for the classic I Ching meaning of hexagram #61.

I Ching Hexagram #61

Hexagram number 61 signifies a deep bond and an unparalleled sense of open-heartedness may be developing between you and another. You're sending out the right signals and your natural attractiveness is being sensed. A time mutual trust in relationships and partnerships is indicated. Reach out to someone and they will reach back. This is an indication that the universe meets you more than half-way when you take action on your own behalf. Let go of lesser opinions you may carry toward a particular person, and seek the beauty and fullness that can be found in all people and things. Access an inner love and an inner truth. Realize all life is interconnected. Everyone is one. As you sense this interconnectedness on the inside, a love relationship will flourish on the outside.

Changing Lines in Hexagram #61

Changes in Line 1

"Cultivating Stability"

I Ching hexagram 61 shown with changing-line #1 highlighted

Inner love becomes recognized through a stable and secure sense of self. The wise person does not fight with their self inside the mind. Instead, they objectively observe the workings of their own mind. This fosters a deep connection. Harmony becomes prevalent in all relationships.

Changes in Line 2

"Hearing the Call of the Crane"

I Ching hexagram 61 shown with changing-line #2 highlighted

This line symbolizes that someone special will become closer to you when you are in touch with an inner truth. Listen for their call. Invite them into your life. This will be a time of meaningful and spiritual connection with another.

Changes in Line 3

"Singing and Laughing"

I Ching hexagram 61 shown with changing-line #3 highlighted

No matter how much joy and warmth others can offer, the wise person always remembers that true love starts in their own heart. This will be a time of great mirth, but you will be the real source of it.

Changes in Line 4

"Receiving Light"

I Ching hexagram 61 shown with changing-line #4 highlighted

Just as the moon receives the Sun's light, the wise person receives a sense of spiritual light (love) which forms the basis of their inner truth. This is a good time to read inspirational books or be with people you love and admire. Stay true to yourself and your relationships will reach new heights

Changes in Line 5

"Unifying Through Love of Truth"

I Ching hexagram 61 shown with changing-line #5 highlighted

This line indicates a time of wonderful unions and reunions. Your alignment with inner truth will string together all varieties and all colors of jewels.

Changes in Line 6

"Silencing the Rooster's Call"

I Ching hexagram 61 shown with changing-line #6 highlighted

This image means: Rouse yourself, instead of letting the rooster rouse you. It means to walk your talk. Don't simply use words and good thoughts to connect with someone. Take positive action.

The 2 Trigrams Inside Hexagram #61

I Ching hexagram #61 is made of two 3-line trigrams mounted above one another. The bottom three lines of hexagram #61 make up the trigram for Lake, while the top three lines make up the trigram for Wind.

Vector image of lower trigram Lake in hexagram #61
Lower Trigram of Lake
Vector image of upper trigram Wind in hexagram #61
Upper Trigram of Wind

NOTE: A quick rule of thumb is that the upper trigram points to external energies, while the bottom trigram points to internal energies.

Hexagram #61's Lower Trigram of Lake

Image of hexagram #61 with lower trigram highlighted

The serene trigram of the Lake symbolizes happiness and clarity and transparency. Blissful tranquility is referenced in the Lake, along with energies of placidity and peace. The serenity of the Lake may also suggest a 'third-born daughter' or the direction 'west'.

Hexagram #61's Upper Trigram of Wind

Image of hexagram #61 with upper 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'

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