I Ching Hexagrams: Increase

Increase (I)

I – Increase: The Wind’s and the Thunder’s effects are mutually made stronger. It’s time to grow. This sign depicts an empty bowl that is waiting to be filled. This means we need to clear our mind in order to grow. However never forget that growth is not always advantageous. Many times things may seem unlucky at first but in reality they carry the seeds of success and growth. We need to find balance and be open for change. If we do so nothing wrong can happen.


I Ching Hexagrams – Increase: meaning of the lines

Line 1: This is a fortunate period to achieve our goals. The first line is usually weak, but this one gets support from the first one so the obstacles can be defeated.

Line 2: We are in an advantageous situation and we have to accept blessings. Embrace success.

Line 3: Although the situation seems to be disadvantageous it’ll have a positive outcome. Handle difficulties and don’t hold on to profit.

Line 4: If we choose to help others, flourishing and prosperity await us. We can expect help from the second line.

Line 5: This period is peaceful and lucrative. Its relation to the second line is harmonious and brings luck.

Line 6: This line has too powerful and ambitious. Usually the sixth line connects with the third one but they aren’t at the right place. Their relation is disadvantageous that can only be saved by the fifth line.


Personal fate Prosperous.
Marriage It’ll go well.
Household, family Correction is needed. Be careful with fire.
Childbirth Peaceful, calm childbirth.
Searching for a new job The job you’re looking for, doesn’t exist.
Social, political title This is not the time for a high rank.
Commerce, business life Successful.
People you seek It’s difficult to achieve it.
Person you’re waiting for He/she/it is arriving late.
Lost property It can be found.
Chasing thieves It’s difficult to find their hiding place.
Pleading Think over the case, and stop pleading.
Traveling Hurrying will end up in trouble. Don’t travel alone.
Illness Danger.
Personal wish Difficulties with coming to fruition.