Interpreting The I Ching - Hexagram 61 Chung Fu

I Ching Hexagram 61 - Chung Fu
I Ching Hexagram: 61

Name: Chung Fu.

Keyphrase: Inner truth.

Formed By The Trigrams: Wind over Lake.


General: To have a deep influence on others you must have a thorough understanding of them.

Love: For your partner to trust you more deeply you must take the time to thoroughly understand them.

Business: Straightforward communication that is honest and sincere will benefit your business partnership immeasurably.

Personal: You need to cultivate a deep and compassionate understanding of the people affecting your life.


Overview: Chung Fu is about communicating and cooperating effectively with those around you. To do this and be successful you will need to take the time to thoroughly understand their natures. Prejudice, preconceptions, or any other factor must be put aside or receptivity will be lessened. Once you thoroughly understand someone you can work on gaining their trust. Chung Fu warns though, that this needs to be for your mutual benefit and not just your benefit. Failure to heed this need for honesty and sincerity will mean that any progress achieved will be undone.