Sign up   Contact
Free IChing Readings
read by questions
about the site
about the book
I-Ching Blog
sign up
I-Ching Online

Hexagram 3: Sprouting

Statement: Sprouting begins everywhere, abundant and pure. No need to go far: gain by naming allies.


Top trigram: Water


Bottom trigram: Thunder


Hexagram Number: 3

Hexagram Name: Sprouting

Line 1 comment: A boulder and a willow. It is gainful to dwell staunchly here. Gain by naming allies.

Line 2 comment: How like the difficulty of sprouting! Rushing like a team of horses: it is not a raider who woos, yet the chaste girl refuses. She waits ten years for betrothal.

Line 3 comment: Although there are deer, there is no forester. Thinking to enter the forest's center, the noble one halts. To go forward: sorrow.

Line 4 comment: Riding a team of horses to seek marriage. Fortunate. Nothing but gain.

Line 5 comment: Sprouting fresh and thick: For the small, a sign of fortune. For the great, a sign of misfortune.

Line 6 comment: Riding a team of horses: Sobbing and weeping blood.

The image Clouds and thunder: sprouting. The noble one considers the principles.

browse hexagrams

Recent Questions posed to the I Ching that answered with this hexagram

Is he still loves me
What will happen, if I don't apply for the job at Delos
What does it mean that HoShue keep on seeing Diamond
what effct did my intemperate outbursts have on my relationship with A
How much longer in this place
Will I recover
Who are they
hdi gotf mwtal att i p
When do I go overseas
Going to Oregon
Will Kym let me stay in California
So what do I do to get myself off the streets
Th dewww
can i win natalies heart back
please tell me about my love relationship situation.
Will Lorenzo meet us tomorrow
will my pension be paid
What will happen, if I complete therapy with lena in December
What do I need to know today
for me
for me
will i find a new job today
im sad, i love some one, and i feel pretty clueless on how to financially stabilize my life, while also learning to remove the negative habits and hot tempers i fail yet to control, what do i do
What do I do about this job
When will I move
Why am I so observed by everyone
Why do nasty women get in my line of sight
Will I get in a better mood later
Will I be able to afford a car this year
why have they been restess atey
Where is my God
for me
What will happen, if I don't go out with Efi this weekend
Am I going to self destruct or will I get through everything ok and for the better
is he singe
What do I need to know today
for me
why anxious
for me