Interpreting The I Ching - Hexagram 39 Chien

I Ching Hexagram 39 - Chien
I Ching Hexagram: 39

Name: Chien.

Keyphrase: Obstruction.

Formed By The Trigrams: Water over Mountain.


General: If outward progress is currently impossible then concentrate on cultivation your inner strengths.

Love: It will be necessary to go within to look for clues to building a relationship if love has gone sour.

Business: Do not blame others for current business problems. Instead, consult them for ideas and support in overcoming the issues.

Personal: This is only a temporary setback. Don't start to feel sorry for yourself. It is not constructive.


Overview: Chien is about obstructions to progress. Although problems may seem insurmountable, they are not. Although external help may eventually manifest itself it is necessary to use this time to gather your strength and use the help of those around you to try and resolve the problems. Work on resolving any internal flaws or weaknesses. Don't allow yourself to become frustrated. This is only a temporary setback. Once these obstacles have passed you should start to move forward again. But do so cautiously until you are sure that all danger has passed.