I Ching Hexagrams: The Family

The Family (Chia Jen)

Chia Jen – The Family: In this sign, the Fire is nourished by the Wind that diffuses warmth. This warmth shall be the base of familial relations. Contemporary social trends emphasize personal performance and the role of the family is less important. Still, it’s people’s emotional and physical needs that are laying the foundations of a family. Maintained life secured by fruits of labor plus giving birth to the next generation to continue the cycle of life together creates the fundamental sense of life. Family life is rarely smooth but difficulties give us a chance to improve our personality. If we use difficulties to confirm our failure we block our progress. No matter what happens to us, and no matter how horrible it may seem, it carries a positive cause that’s for our own benefits.


I Ching Hexagrams – The Family: meaning of the lines

Line 1: The essence of family life is to ensure an opportunity to unite responsibility and protection. This basic rule should be followed by every family member.

Line 2: Woman ensures the food for the family. This line stands for harmonizing energies. In this situation abrasiveness isn’t good.

Line 3: The third line symbolizes the family members. To have good family life discipline is essential. However, it should be neither too rigorous nor too permissive.

Line 4: The fourth line is a wise woman who supports her husband. She executes her duties and thus she brings luck to the whole family.

Line 5: The fifth line depicts a husband who has a harmonious relationship with his wife. Under his disciplined and tender control the family flourishes.

Line 6: The sixth line represents the achieved order and harmony in the family. When family members do something, they take unity into consideration. This is a big luck.


Personal fate Prosperous period is expected. If you’re lead by negative thoughts, you’ll feel their effect. It’s the same with positive thoughts: having them your honor will increase. For a man it’s lucky to have his wife’s support.
Marriage This is a lucky sign for marriage and getting married.
Household, family Fire danger. Be prepared.
Childbirth It’s a baby boy. If the baby is born in winter, it’s a baby girl. If we get the fifth sign, difficulties are expected.
Searching for a new job This period is not prosperous, but in the end, success is expected.
Social, political title It’s difficult to get it.
Commerce, business life Luck is expected.
People you seek After appearing he/she’ll leave. Unless we got the second or the fifth sign, then he/she stays.
Person you’re waiting for He/she/it is not coming.
Lost property It’s in the south and is difficult to find it.
Chasing thieves They’re hiding northwest.
Pleading The problem may be caused by a woman, but she’s not harmful.
Weather It’s going to rain.
Traveling Wait, do not hurry.
Illness It’s difficult to cure it.
Personal wish It’ll come true slowly.