I Ching Hexagrams: Treading, conduct

Treading, conduct (Lu)

Lu – Treading, conduct: There is a strong Heaven above the Lake. The sign teaches you not to fight with the strong ones if you’re weak. We can achieve more by being humble and modest. If our nature suggests it, have faith that this is what we have to do to be effective. Being peaceful can move huge forces, and thus we can avoid trouble.


I Ching Hexagrams – Treading, conduct: meaning of the lines

Line 1: Simple lifestyle provides progress for the true people. Since the first line doesn’t aspire for fame and fortune, it lives safely and deals easily with obstacles. The same should be our goal as well.

Line 2: This line shows a person who can stay calm and balanced even in difficult circumstances. Although he/she can’t fit the fifth line, he/she behaves right. He/She is satisfied with simple life and thus gets protection.

Line 3: The third line represents an old-fashioned person. He/She is unable to realize the real nature of the situation thus he/she is in danger. Aggressive, ambitious manner makes danger.

Line 4: Although the fourth line is in a bad position it still has enough power to settle danger. Your intention can be done.

Line 5: The fifth line is in the right place and is able to lead with an iron-hand. By being cautious and careful you may succeed.

Line 6: Thanks to its position the upper line can revise its actions unbiased. Although it’s affected, it’s on the right way so it deserves luck and magnitude.


Personal fate It’s peaceful and prosperous.
Marriage It’s difficult to put across.
Household, family The location of the house is not eligible.
Childbirth It’s a baby girl. Being born in autumn, it’s a boy. If the baby is healthy, his mother may have problems.
Social, political title It’s not possible to get it.
Commerce, business life It’s difficult to achieve it.
People you seek It’s difficult to find it.
Person you’re waiting for He/She leaves a message.
Lost property It’s difficult to find it.
Chasing thieves They are in the north, it’s easy to catch them.
Pleading The case is lucky.
Weather The weather will be nice.
Traveling A long voyage is luckier than a short one.
Illness It’s dangerous.
Personal desire Later it’s achievable.