54 — Propriety/Making-Do — HEXAGRAM NUMBER FIFTY-FOUR PROPRIETY/MAKING-DO. Other titles: The Marrying Maiden, The Symbol of the. Archetype Affection. CR P02 C54 A ‚ÄúThis is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay. I Ching Reference: Hexagram # The I Ching symbol meaning ‘Deepening Into Trust’. This hexagram indicates a growing trust on your path toward love.

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Thunder over the lake: The King’s sister is here honorably married, suggesting that the adornment she preferred was the “ornament of the hidden man of the heart. She waits, and the good time hexsgrama come.

In that game of interaction which the ego plays with the objective psyche, it appears as if the cards were dealt by the unconscious, since it is the unconscious which gives rise to and shapes the strength or weakness of the ego. She has not changed from the constancy proper to a wife.

It is auspicious because they have roles to play. Focus on what endures.

If no obvious impropriety is involved, it could also portray an essentially impotent predicament. Fulfillment and satisfaction are indicated. No goal or destination is favorable now. Inner self-reflection now brings you a liberating awareness of the whole.

The K’ang-hsi editors reconcile this good auspice with the unfavorable Judgment by saying: As trust builds, it paves the way to more fulfilling interactions, blissful romance, and genuine love. Renew Zong Gua underlying cause 53 Development: The second line, dynamic, shows her blind of one eye, and yet able to see.


To be upright is inauspicious; there is no place beneficial. Though the ego ardently desires a marriage with the Self, only the Self can initiate such a union. When this is complete nothing can stop you. In Kuei Mei the situation can appear or change suddenly and you are forced to adapt to uncertainty as best you can.

Understand all agreements in terms of greater ideas and mutual understanding. The marrying of the young woman is postponed. The woman carries a basket that is bottomless; the man sacrifices a sheep that has no blood. The Way opens to the mountain people hidden in the shadow. Don’t over react to the way this guy has responded and things will come good.

This inner stripping leads to a breakthrough. Thus it is that the mean position of the younger sister does not interfere with the service that she can render.

54: Careful Affection

Not-yet transforming the rules indeed. While conflict may have been guiding you toward making changes, the opportunities went unnoticed.

The embroidered dress of the princess is not as splendid as that of the concubine. Originally Posted by imsonicaal. Like the woodcarver, something within requires only that you allow life to carve away what keeps hexagrana hidden. Changes to 58 Joy. Boldly asserting yourself right now could bring misfortune, so do not attempt to be overly creative or to attract much favorable hexargama. From being a servant, the marriageable maiden becomes a concubine. This turns your concern with social position into inner self-reflection.

And as for Step outside the norms.

There can be fear associated with throwing down the crutches and hobbling down the road but it is Liberating. Even though lame she can render useful service.


Emphasize mutual understanding, empathetic hexzgrama and personal initiative. It emphasizes that finding a real field of activity through accepting this imposition is the adequate way to handle it.

To attain your desires, it will be necessary for you to compromise your Self. The term was used to describe all relations outside the norms, unions based on passion that lead to major changes. The inferior person enters into situations incompatible with self-esteem, in pursuit of joys that cannot be attained legitimately.

The parties concerned offer sacrifices in the temple, but the woman’s basket is empty and the man’s effort is fruitless.

She will marry later, waiting for the right time. Would there be hope? While multiple translations of the original text are available, they include many archaic references and can be difficult to understand for 21st century readers.

This is receiving an empty chest. Sometimes less is more and if you are trying to uncover a reason to leave you will find it. Nothing that acts to further.

I Ching Hexagram 54 – Kui Mei (Propriety) | Cafe au Soul

The solution to current relationship challenges lies in filling your basket with faith. Rouse new growth by leaving the old ways behind. The man stabs the sheep, but no blood flows.