Interpreting The I Ching - Hexagram 54 Kuei Mei

I Ching Hexagram 54 - Kuei Mei
I Ching Hexagram: 54

Name: Kuei Mei.

Keyphrase: The marrying maiden.

Formed By The Trigrams: Thunder over Lake.


General: A sense of perspective is the best way to cure disappointment.

Love: There is a world of difference between infatuation and true love. Don't mistake one for the other.

Business: Do not make impetuous business decisions.

Personal: Focus on slow and steady progress when faced with a difficult or complex situation.


Overview: Kuei Mei is one of the most challenging hexagrams of the I Ching. It appears when the warnings carried by hexagram 53 (Chien) have been ignored. This is a time when you may well feel alienated from those around you and that all respect for you has been lost. Kuei Mei carries a very strong warning that when impetuous action or errors of judgment have resulted in the current bad times then it would be a momentous mistake to act impetuously once again. Great diplomacy and slow progress are the only remedies that will be effective. Avoid anger, avoid self-pity. Approach this time and the coming times with fortitude. All things pass and this period is no exception.