Interpreting The I Ching - Hexagram 51 Chen

I Ching Hexagram 51 - Chen
I Ching Hexagram: 51

Name: Chen.

Keyphrase: The arousing.

Formed By The Trigrams: Thunder over Thunder.


General: Don't object to the storm that is needed to clear the air. It is a necessity.

Love: Examine your behavior for any destructive habits and rise to the challenge of eradicating them.

Business: If your business is facing an alarming setback you will need to strengthen your resolve to prevail.

Personal: You will become a stronger person by learning to face your fears.


Overview: Chen is about fear and appears when there is a need for you to be jolted out of complacency. It encourages you to examine all aspects of life and see where flaws exist, or errors have been made etc. and to take steps to deal with them. This examination should be approached conscientiously, which will help you to come through this period a stronger and wiser person provided you do not go back to your old habits. Chen tells you how to react to a crisis. Remember, courage is not the lack of fear, but the willingness to face it.