Interpreting The I Ching - Hexagram 18 Ku

I Ching Hexagram 18 - Ku
I Ching Hexagram: 18

Name: Ku.

Keyphrase: Restoration.

Formed By The Trigrams: Mountain over Wind.


General: The problems of the past should be addressed so that the future can be approached with confidence.

Love: Any differences of opinion with your partner should be resolved at this time.

Business: Take the time to assess any damage caused by past problems and deal with them. Doing so now will help avoid stagnation in the present and future.

Personal: Bad habits and/or phobias may be holding you back. Now is the time to confront and overcome them.


Overview: Ku tends to appear when progress is being hindered in some way. Usually this is because of past obstacles or problems that were not dealt with at the time and so have continued to eat away at your progress unchecked. Ku indicates a need to examine the past issues without guilt or resentment and to deal with them so that future progress is not hindered in the same way. Be sure to ascertain the true cause or the destructive cycle will continue.