I-Ching Hexagram 6 – Sung – Conflict

Hexagram-6-SungThe trigram above – CH’IEN – the Creative, Heaven
The trigram below – K’AN – the Abysmal

General: Antagonism and hostility will increase with the space we create between ourselves.

Love: Compassion should be used to heal any rifts within your relationship. Listen very carefully to anything your partner has to say.

Business: Act to minimize communication difficulties within your business or with partners.

Personal: Become more flexible in your viewpoint. Face your fears.

The upper trigram, whose image is heave, has an upward movement; the lower trigram, water, in accordance with its nature, tends downward. Thus the two halves move away from each other, giving rise to the idea of conflict.

The attribute of the Creative is strength, that of the Abysmal is danger, guile. Where cunning has force before it, there is conflict.

A third indication of conflict, in terms of character, is presented by the combination of deep cunning within and fixed determination outwardly. A person of this character will certainly be quarrelsome.


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