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

Hexagram 8: Joining

Statement: Joining brings fortune. Repeating the divination by yarrow stalks brings a supreme and lasting omen without fault. Those who are not sure will join the plan. Those who are late will meet misfortune.


Top trigram: Water


Bottom trigram: Earth


Hexagram Number: 8

Hexagram Name: Joining

Line 1 comment: Have confidence. Joining is without fault. Be as full of trust as an overflowing pot. At last, another will come. Fortune.

Line 2 comment: Joining from within our own people. Pure fortune.

Line 3 comment: Joining with robbers.

Line 4 comment: Joining with those outside. Pure fortune.

Line 5 comment: Glorious joining. The king uses three beaters to flush the birds before him, but citizens need no such coercion. Fortune.

Line 6 comment: Joining without a leader: misfortune.

The image Water pooled on the earth: joining. The early kings founded the myriad nations, and kept close ties with all the leaders.

browse hexagrams

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

Will I and my boyfriend be happy
how did he feel when i left
why is he ashamed
what is affecting rufus during this trip
why did he get m
pay back money
His family
Go to bar
Shall I go back to n
Is he on a date
What about the current situation
I'd she coming back
what shall i do about this person
Why is he reaching out now
What will happen, if I share in the next healing
why did he get m
why now
why is he trying to be all nice today now
My home.
what can i expect now
If we meet tomorrow, where does it lead us
What am I here to accomplish
for me
What shall I do about finances
do it here
where shall i stay
shall i apply
Why has she behaved in this mamner
for me
shall i stay here longer
why is he back
for me
Why isn't she trying to hide
for me
Am I doing the right things now
What happens after tomorrow
what is your advice to me about this person
Why did she look shocked
Closing in on the source of inflammation