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Interpreting The I Ching - Hexagram 23 Po


I Ching Hexagram 23 - Po
I Ching Hexagram: 23

Name: Po.

Keyphrase: Splitting apart.

Formed By The Trigrams: Mountain over Earth.

 

General: Before beginning a new enterprise you should wait for the collapse of the old one.

Love: Your current relationship or an issue within your relationship should be abandoned.

Business: Your current business direction has become difficult and it should be revised at the very least, or abandoned if revision is not possible.

Personal: Serious thought should be given to backing away from any situations that are troublesome.

 

Overview: Po is a reminder that no matter how strongly something was originally built it will eventually disintegrate with time. Once the "foundations" have been undermined it is only tenuously held together. Such a situation is no longer worth trying to save. Although it is always difficult to give up on a situation do not waste time on formulating a new plan and direction. The disaster implied by Po is not the situation itself but the failure to react to it and regain your balance and direction.