Interpreting The I Ching - Hexagram 47 K'un

I Ching Hexagram 47 - K'un
I Ching Hexagram: 47

Name: K'un.

Keyphrase: Exhaustion.

Formed By The Trigrams: Lake over Water.


General: Your most valuable asset will be a sense of purpose.

Love: take the time to help rejuvenate your relationship rather than despair over it.

Business: This is not a time to make important business decisions.

Personal: You should focus on rest and recuperation.


Overview: K'un appears when times are difficult as regards to your endeavors. It is a particularly dangerous time as you run the risk of falling into despair or getting depressed no matter how much you yearn for success. This can happen at any time and as issues are hard to deal with at such a time, K'un recommends that in future times like this should be prepared for well in advance. This time you need to realize that what is happening is nothing more than a temporary condition and you should treat it as a period of rest and recuperation. Look after your body and your mind - a positive attitude is a must. Strength and purpose will return and your outlook on life will be renewed.