I Ching Hexagrams: Approach

Approach (Lin)

Lin – ApproachIn this hexagram the two lower lines symbolize the growing energy. It’s important to properly control it, otherwise difficulties can occur. Change coming too early will cause trouble.


I Ching Hexagrams – Youthful Folly: meaning of the lines

Line 1: The line denotes the sleeping, ignorant person. It shows initial difficulties and the need of strict guidance.

Line 2: The second line is responsible for other’s education. The one and only teacher of the sign surrounded by ignorance.

Line 3: The third line denotes an ignorant and ambitious man. Or it also could be a greedy woman who seeks for a high-status husband.

Line 4: The fourth line cooperates with the first one so both of them can progress without any interruption. It’s impossible to make a mistake.

Line 5: This is the best place where the initial power has brought us. It’s a lucky state. This line has gained the extensive approval of the people.

Line 6: This line has reached its fullness and maturity. It’s settled and kind-hearted, and its growth permeates every aspect of it.


Personal fate The best time is now.
Marriage It can happen. If we got the third sign, there will be an argument.
Household, family Living with someone in a house next to water is beneficial.
Childbirth If we do the prediction in spring or summer, than it’s a baby girl. If in autumn or winter, it’s a baby boy. Giving birth is safe.
Asking for help It’s difficult to achieve your goals.
Social, political title Successful.
Commerce, business life Brings profit.
People you seek You can meet hem/her after a long time.
Person you’re waiting for He/She/It arrives soon.
Lost property Hurry with the search. If you wait too much, it will be difficult to find it.
Chasing thieves There are three or four people at a mountain located to the southeast. It’s difficult to catch them.
Pleading Suing someone only gets you in trouble. Leaving him/her alone leads to a win win situation.
Weather It’s going to rain for a long time, without any stop.
Traveling This period is good for traveling.
Illness It’s only curable very slowly.
Personal wish It’s possible to achieve.