Hexagram 60 Fear of one’s own power

I Ching. Hexagram 60 is named 節 (jié), “Articulating”.
Other variations include “limits and connections”, “limitation”, “measuring” and “moderation”.Hexagram 60 Fear of one’s own power

Hexagram 59 Relationship external trigrams

Dangerous, huge waves rage in the endless blue sea. Many dangers now exist in the manifested life.
A beautiful lake is tightly sealed in the bowels of the earth right under the sea. The bottom of the lake is covered with precious gold ingots. The solution to the problem, bearing very valuable gifts, is deeply sealed on the inner plane.
The water in the lake comes all the time. Pressure on the seabed is increasing. Something very powerful from the inner plan is breaking out to solve problems and dangerous situations.
This can not last long. The huge sea will not be able to contain the underground water onslaught. The increasing inner strength will overcome all obstacles and dangers.
An underground explosion of unprecedented power will throw the sea far beyond the horizon. This underground water, breaking the seabed, will rush out from the bowels of the earth. Very sharply and powerfully, the internal force will sweep away all obstacles in its path and manifest itself in the world of events.
Everything will change very quickly. Where earlier dangerous sea waves were raging, tomorrow there will be the beautiful clear lake, the bottom of which is strewn with gold ingots. Everything will change drastically. Dangerous situations and difficult problems will be resolved frighteningly quickly.
Valuable treasure will illuminate the whole world with its nice radiance. A very valuable treasure of powerful inner strength will be gained. This will change the manifested reality and bring great joy.

Hexagram 60 Relationship internal trigrams

A little seed has sprouted in the very heart of the mountain. In the depths of the subconscious wake up inner strength.
The tree grows by feeding on the earth. But the path to the light, to the sky, is blocked by the unshakable mountain. Changes in the subconscious are gaining momentum, based on real facts. Unshakable bulk of generally accepted, well-established attitudes prevents the growth of internal strength.
The tree, like thunder, sprouts through the obstacle to the surface. Inner power is very quickly, sweeping away all obstacles in its path, begins to manifest itself in the world of events.
Soon the mountain will disappear under the powerful crown of the tree. Finding inner strength in a fundamental way, beyond recognition, will transform the subtle world.


IN THE MANIFESTED REALITY.  Life is now filled with a variety of events, many of which represent a great danger. Dangers awaken inner potential power. The concentration of internal forces reaches such unprecedented power that it explosively resolves all dangerous situations, eliminates all obstacles. There will come joyful accomplishments obtained by unleashing your own inner potential. A valuable treasure of gold is a manifestation of YOUR OWN POWER.

On a subconscious level. The habitual, well-established picture of the world will crack under the onslaught of force that has come from the depths of the subconscious. The manifestation of YOUR OWN POWER will forever destroy the usual model of the world ON SUBCONSCIOUS PLANE. “Is I the reason for the sudden resolution of all these dangerous problems? Wow?!” How can you not be afraid of yourself! This is the FEAR of YOUR OWN POWER! Calm, unshakable stay (mountain properties) will be supplanted by passions, excitement, and emotions (wood properties).

It is hard for a person to believe that he is the cause of such significant events (a dangerous sea is thrown over the horizon). Bustling and emotions in the subconscious (the properties of the wood) – is an escape from the source of internal strength. Unbelief in oneself over time will destroy the precious gold bars of the inner power manifested here.

The best way to solve any problems in this plane is to focus on the reverse vibration of hexagram 60 “UNITY WITH THE SUPREME SELF”.

Multidimensionality (opposite vibration)



UNITY WITH THE SUPREME SELF is, above all, the recognition of one’s original divine nature and the desire to strengthen one’s divine qualities. FEAR OF ONE’S OWN POWER is the main obstacle to UNITY WITH THE SUPREME SELF.

Hexagram 60 

Fear of one’s own power

So quiet it is inside, that every thought comes true immediately and can’t be mastered anymore! How frightening!


Here is a good parable (Swami Muktibodhananda Swami Satyananda Saraswati “The Hatha Yoga Pradipika”):
One yogi went to the jungle to practice self-improvement. After some time, he reached the level of the opening of the chakra of Anahata, which is externally manifested as the realization of desires.
“How many days have I eaten nothing?” Thought the yogi. And soon he came across a bush of juicy delicious berries. “To drink now,” was the next thought, and he saw a stream of clear water spouting in the grass. The yogi lay down on the grass under the rays of the morning sun. He looked around and thought: “What a beautiful thick undergrowth.  There must be tigers here. If a tiger will find and eat me. ” Soon a huge tiger emerged from the undergrowth. The yogi could not escape from him. The tiger ate the yoga.
You always be careful with your thoughts. At this level, thoughts have the ability to incarnate!

Positions to consider:

  1. “There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting,” Buddha.
  2. If you are afraid of creating your own reality, you will be involved in somebody else’s reality.
  3. How can you be afraid of something non-existent? A human being is weak and miserable in all the aspects of life but has excessively high regard for his own importance. If this over-large idea of self-importance grows sky-high, it may really become scary! That is how fear of one’s own power is generated.
  4. Fear of one’s own power is more than reasonable when chakras above the head are activated. To overcome this fear, one should constantly practice reacting to life events. Judging others or taking things in evil part will immediately create severe experiences, which are very hard to cope with in the manifested reality. At this level of high spirituality, the only adequate reaction to the worst challenges of life is unconditional love. There is no other way to prevent negative manifestations of this power.
  5. “He is able who thinks he is able,” Buddha.
  6. “Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear,” William Congreve.
  7. “Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety,” Aesop.
  8. “The past, like the future, is indefinite and exists only as a spectrum of possibilities,” Stephen Hawking.
  9. “When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid,” Audre Lorde.
  10. Fear of one’s own power is a sign of high spirituality, characterized by losing your ego and, thus, having no wishes and desires. Here you are on the razor’s edge. Having no desires means generating no vibrations of fuss, so characteristic of an ordinary person. So, any thought that crosses your mind is ten times more powerful and immediately manifests in reality. Without strict mind discipline, some random ideas and associations may appear. They are bound to materialize if you respond emotionally. A random thought can ruin or significantly rebound you. Fear is justified. It’s time to put up strict barriers.
  11. At the same time, the state of having no wishes and desires, the empty mind are an essential precondition of connecting one’s mind to the Supreme cosmic one. Swami Satyananda Saraswati describes this state as follows. An empty mind is a perfect receiver and container of the cosmic vibrations and consciousness. Thus, the more water you pour into a bottle, the less air it contains. The same applies to your mind. The more worldly thoughts, wishes, and desires you have, the fewer cosmic vibrations can be received. That is why it is of vital importance that your mind is freed from all the ego concepts, memories, thoughts, intellect, etc.
  12. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failur,” Paulo Coelho. Alchemist.
  13. “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make on,” Albert Green Hubbard.
  14. “Never let the fear of striking out keep your from playing the game,” A Cinderella Story.
  15. “Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free,” The Shawshank Redemption.
  16. “Whether a black cat will bring misfortune mainly depends on whether you are a human being or a mouse,” – Janusz Leon Wisniewski.
  17. “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change,” – Janusz Leon Wisniewski.

Numerology hexagram 60

Hexagram 60 corresponds to the Samadhi chakra

Author: Evgeny Kitanin (Vet Zatinus).

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6 Responses to Hexagram 60 Fear of one’s own power

  1. Элени says:

    At the most difficult moment, which was caused by one situation, I chose this hexagram 60. I got the answer after reading the description. I changed the reaction to gratitude and the message of love to people who, like mirrors, showed me my thoughts and readiness to create reality with my thoughts. The description gave me confidence and the answer! I entered a new stage of development. I thank for this description, which gives not only answers, but also work figuratively in my subconscious. Thank you!

  2. Александра says:

    With great gratitude I address to you the respected creators of such a wonderful and imaginative and understandable interpretation of hexagrams. It was so hard on the soul, but when I read your interpretation and my mind became clear, and the heart became calm. Now I know that everything is best! Thank you for your work!!!

  3. john says:

    Many thanks! Now it became clear to me!

  4. инка says:

    An excellent explanation of the “fear of one’s own power” in the hexagram is given. Much has cleared up, it seems like the truth in accordance with the situation in my life.

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