I Ching Hexagrams: Deliverance

Deliverance (Hsieh)

Hsieh – Deliverance: Holdback is followed by resolution. It’s the beginning of a new cycle and it’s time to resolve problems. Don’t fight them and don’t try to solve them by force, rather proceed naturally with ease. The other meaning of the sign is to unravel. Set free our soul’s knots. Get ready to forgive because this can help to find your quietude. Hostility, proud and other emotional restrictions are like dark clouds accumulating on the sky. Negative energies are piling up in us. Forgiving behavior can block negative forces ruin our life. The lines of the sign depict the parts of the resolution’s process.


I Ching Hexagrams – Deliverance: meaning of the lines

Line 1: Though ice has started to melt, it’s too soon to act. We need to keep calm for a while.

Line 2: Let’s act! It’s the right time, if we don’t act now, we’ll lose the opportunity.

Line 3: This line denotes a high status but inconvenient person. Weakness and incompetence are not shameful until we find ourselves in a situation that exceeds our abilities. This line is just like a recruit who feels ashamed because of his/her own arrogance.

Line 4: This line averts the problem and it can move forward. The third line takes up its energy so the success of the fourth line can only be guaranteed if it can get rid of the influence of the third one.

Line 5: The fifth line merges with the second one in order to solve the problem. The solution will only be successful if we stay loyal to each other.

Line 6: Energy has overflown its peak. In this situation the only way we can be useful is to turn back and help others.


Personal fate Cheer up! It’s time to act and leave difficulties behind.
Marriage It’s not successful, and neither it will be.
Household, family The situation is not the best. Interrupt the relationship with the neighbors or with those who are visiting us regularly.
Childbirth It’s a baby boy.
Searching for a new job Since there are some obstacles, do not expect success.
Social, political title If we get the third or the fifth sign, success is expected.
Commerce, business life The enterprise can come into realization.
People you seek It’ll be difficult to find it.
Person you’re waiting for He/She/It isn’t coming.
Lost property It’s difficult to find it.
Chasing thieves It’s difficult to reveal their hiding place.
Pleading It takes a long time. If we got the third or the fifth sign, there’ll be difficulties.
Weather It’s going to be windy and rainy for a long time. Lightning can be dangerous.
Traveling It’ll be a wonderful journey. Luck.
Illness Dangerous.
Personal wish Beneficial period. If we wait too long, success will slip through fingers.