I Ching Hexagrams: Obstruction

Obstruction (Chien)

Chien- Obstruction: Every day when things aren’t going well is an obstacle. Usually the real obstacle of the breakthrough is a direct fight with the obstacle. Instead of the blitz we should let the obstacle go and by towering and accepting it we can succeed. More often the real obstacle is the lack of flexibility and emotional rigidity. It’s like a woman who is waiting for the prince on the white horse. Since no one meets her expectations, she doesn’t recognize the real prince who is arriving on a donkey. In financial terms this sign shows a situation in which a rich, spoiled man experiences hardship. These make the soul stronger. In most cases problems and obstacles don’t come into our life as set backs or to make ourselves furious. Their real goal is to protect us or to teach us an important lesson.


I Ching Hexagrams – Obstruction: meaning of the lines

Line 1: The Mountain can’t go to the Water, but the Water can go to the Mountain. Those who go to the people will meet obstacles. Let’s wait.

Line 2: Do our things dutifully; don’t let anything disturb us now.

Line 3: We must retreat! Danger is directly ahead us. If we keep going on we can fall into a rift.

Line 4: We have to stay where we are. If we step forward, we’ll face obstacles, if we don’t move, help will come to us.

Line 5: We need to face the obstacle. If we stay positive we can expect the help of our friends.

Line 6: If we step ahead, we’ll face an obstacle. Go back, support others and these two things will put an end to the obstacle.

Personal fate Though it is a difficult period, it can be successful.
Marriage It’s not successful. Even if it’s stable, argument is expected.
Household, family Water coming down from the mountain is dangerous.
Childbirth Difficulty.
Searching for a new job Success comes later.
Social, political title Difficulties at first, but later success.
Commerce, business life There’s an obstacle that blocks the business.
People you seek It’s difficult to find it.
Person you’re waiting for He/she/it is not coming.
Lost property It can be found in the northeast, next to water.
Chasing thieves They’re in the northeast, at the foot of a mountain. Go get them fast.
Pleading Drop the case otherwise danger is expected. Don’t go to court.
Weather It’s going to rain.
Traveling Some money loss. Later it’ll be luckier.
Illness The problem is on the leg, it heals slowly.
Personal wish After difficulties at the beginning, success is expected.