I-Ching Hexagram 8 – Holding Together

Hexagram-8-PiThe trigram above – K’AN – the Abysmal, Water
The trigram below – K’UN – the Receptive, Earth

General: A community bound by goodwill is the most potent force for powerful positive change there is.

Love: Use goodwill and trust to achieve unity within your relationship.

Business: Strengthen networks within your business and ties with networks your business is a part of.

Personal: Form or strengthen ties with family and friends.

The waters on the surface of the earth flow together wherever they can, as for example in the ocean, where all the rivers come together. Symbolically this connotes holding together and the laws that regulate it. The same idea is suggested by the fact that all the lines of the hexagram except the fifth, the place of the ruler, are yielding. the yielding lines hold together because they are influenced by a man of strong will in the leading position, a man who is their center of union. Moreover, this strong and guiding personality in turn holds together with the others, finding in them the complement of his own nature.

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