45. TS'UI - Gathering together
To lead others towards the good, one must purify one's own character.
The symbol of the forty-fifth Hexagram is that of an assembly or congregation.
If you want to get involved with a crowd, then it's necessary to look for areas of compatibility. Find affinities within the group but at the same time, don't lose your sense of independence. There may be a need to form new bonds. Ignore any guilty feelings if you want to sever links from the past because they no longer make you happy. You need all your energy for the new interests and involvements that are entering your life.
There is a need to unite if you're working towards a shared goal. Success will be achieved as a team and you will enjoy these group endeavours. With so much emphasis on the people around you, be careful that you don't get involved with the wrong types. You should aim to remain objective and to retain a degree of personal independence, even while working as a team.