Interpreting The I Ching - Hexagram 40 Hsieh

I Ching Hexagram 40 - Hsieh
I Ching Hexagram: 40

Name: Hsieh.

Keyphrase: Deliverance.

Formed By The Trigrams: Thunder over Water.


General: Discard any millstones you may be carrying. Bitterness, grievance and recrimination will only hold you back.

Love: Do not allow guilt and/or recriminations to get in the way of your relationship with your partner.

Business: This is a time to be taking very small steps forward.

Personal: Past issues should be released so that you can start to progress again.


Overview: Hsieh is about starting to progress once more. Recent difficulties have left you in a weakened state and a period of convalescence is necessary. If an athlete twists an ankle on the Monday then it would be a big mistake to try and run a marathon on the Tuesday. Adapt to your new circumstances and make sure your release past issues and grievances. Whether these were self-inflicted or the fault of others - let them go. Only then will you be able to start taking the small steps needed to progress once more.