I Ching Hexagrams: The Cauldron

The Cauldron (Ting)

Ting – The Cauldron: The form of the sign resembles a cauldron. The lower line is its leg, the second, third and fourth lines are its body, the fifth is the loop and the sixth is the lid. Cauldrons are used to bring together different particles. This process goes hand in hand with maturing and hardening. It’s about finding harmony and refining ourselves. People need to improve the art of conscious cooking (self-improvement). This will allow them to unite natural elements in order to achieve fullness.


I Ching Hexagrams – The Cauldron: meaning of the lines

Line 1: The cauldron lurches so it’s easy to clean it. This means that although the situation seems unlucky, with a helping hand that makes balance it can have a good outcome.

Line 2: Though it’s important to clean the cauldron the real job is the cooking itself. We have been tempted but we have to resist.

Line 3: Although everything is given for success we are burning hot. Cool down the food before we eat it.

Line 4: There is too much food in the cauldron, it can’t all be cooked. Those who are too proud, arrogant and have too much false information won’t be able to find the proper balance.

Line 5: A well-set lid and tong result in a delicious food. We are in a lucky period and we are on the right track. However, it’s important to constantly control the process.

Line 6: The food is done; it’s time to serve it. Proper guiding brings luck.


Personal fate Very good.
Marriage It can happen, but there can be some misunderstanding.
Household, family Stay clear of the possibility of fire.
Childbirth Not safe.
Social, political title Difficulties at the beginning, later success.
Commerce, business life The business will be successful: we can easily be lucky.
People you seek He/She/It is staying in the north. It’s difficult to find it/him/her,
Person you’re waiting for He/She/It is coming.
Lost property He/She/It is in the northeast; it’s difficult to find them.
Chasing thieves He/She/It is staying to the northeast, it’s difficult to catch them.
Pleading If the suit continues, it’ll be difficult to finish it. Make peace now.
Weather It’ll be windy after the rain.
Traveling If three people are travelling, it’s lucky. If only two, pecuniary loss is expected.
Illness Dangerous.
Personal wish It’s difficult at the moment.