I Ching Hexagrams: Inner Truth

Inner Truth  (Chung Fu)

Chung Fu – Inner Truth: In this sign the Wind is above the Lake. The yin lines are surrounded by four yang lines which symbolize an honest, genuine mind. The upper and lower trigrams’ middle yang lines reveal a strong, respectful and trusty personality. (in the second and the fourth sign). This sign is similar to a bird’s egg, in which the shell, the white and the yolk are representing the line-pairs from the outside to the inside. These lines can refer to the evolving life and to growth as well; just as the baby bird hatches and then leaves the nest.


I Ching Hexagrams – Inner Truth: meaning of the lines

Line 1: At first the situation is lucky. However, if we lose our sincerity or ambitiousness we’ll be in trouble.

Line 2: It depicts a sturdy leader who is true to his principles and has a good relationship with everybody. The line shows that distance doesn’t set a limit to loyalty or our cherished wish will meet a warm response.

Line 3: In the lack of important principles the relation is confusing. The line is indecisive and vague.

Line 4: The line can choose the first and fifth line as well. If it chooses the first one, bad luck awaits, if the fifth one, success. You have to sacrifice self-interest.

Line 5: This line is the leader; its good communication skills ensure the power holding everyone together.

Line 6: You can’t help the upper line. The student’s behavior is improper; the teacher is entitled to be strict. This also symbolizes the right attitude in order to protect ourselves. Don’t be a robber against the robbers.


Personal fate Be careful, initial prosperity will end up in deterioration.
Marriage It may come true, but difficulties included pleading could be expected.
Household, family Long lasting, but small difficulties may occur.
Social, political title It’s achievable.
Commerce, business life Difficulty.
People you seek It’s difficult to find it.
Person you’re waiting for He/She/It is coming.
Lost property It’s difficult to find it.
Chasing thieves They’re in the east and you can catch them.
Pleading If you hurry, you may get increments, if you wait, trouble is expected.
Weather Windy.
Traveling Lucky.
Illness Dangerous.
Personal wish Achievable.