I-Ching Hexagram 13 – T’ung Jen – Fellowship with Men

Hexagram-13-Tung-JenThe trigram above – CH’IEN – the Creative, Heaven
The trigram below – Li – the Clinging, Flame

General: You can achieve strength in numbers by dispelling mistrust.

Love: To achieve a desired objective you should work together.

Business: Communication with your staff is the key to dispelling misunderstandings.

Personal: Develop community spirit by organizing workshops particularly for projects.

The image of the upper trigram Ch’ien is heaven, and that of the lower, Li, is flame. It is the nature of fire to flame up to heaven. this gives the idea of fellowship. It is the second line that, by virtue of its central character, unites the five strong lines around it. This hexagram forms a complement to Shih, THE ARMY (7).

In the latter, danger is within and obedience without – the character of a warlike army, which, in order to hold together, needs one strong man among the many who are weak. Here, clarity is within and strength without – the character of a peaceful union of men, which, in order to hold together, needs one yielding nature among many firm persons.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.