I Ching Hexagram 19 Changing to Hexagram 36

#19.2,3 > #36
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #19 to #36. — There's more information on the main hexagram #19 page

"Approaching"   is changing to   "Darkening of the Light"

Here, we can see I Ching hexagram #19 transitioning to hexagram #36 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this transformation, the changes are seen only in the lower trigram during the shift from #19 to #36.


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Earth Lake
Earth Fire

The first hexagram #19 is built from the upper trigram of Earth above the lower trigram of Lake.

The following transformed hexagram, #36, breaks down into an untransformed upper trigram of Earth above a new, changed lower trigram of Fire.


The starting hexagram #19:
"Approaching"

The meaning of hexagram #19

This hexagram references the positive concepts of anticipation and expectation. A time of growing power and energies which have not yet revealed themselves. Diligence and focus must be at maximal levels because a time of great flourishing is near. The period of late winter (just prior to the springtime) is also referenced here.


The changing lines between hexagram 19 and hexagram 36

Changing line #2

"A Unified Success"- This changing line (similar to the bottom line of this hexagram) indicates the approach of two people or things. An event or place may be approached together with the company of a friend or partner. This event is advantageous to both parties. Or if two events approach, both are successful.

Changing line #3

"Overly Confident Approach"- While things seem to be going well on one hand they are often falling apart on another. It is important to think broadly. A change in this line near the center of this hexagram suggests that small successes have bred an overconfidence which now undermines the overall progress. Do not take things for granted.


The future hexagram #36:
"Darkening of the Light"

The meaning of hexagram #36

This hexagram symbolizes a diminishing of one's brightness and spirit. Its meaning is literally "The Wounding of the Bright." Your life may feel out of control or under a dark spell for a time. This too shall pass. A veil of untruth makes things dark, but all hope is not lost. Yield to the darkness for a time, but be cautious of it. As the light dims your inner light grows more visible. You are light. Light is love. The Sun still shines behind its veil of clouds. It is the light inside that is ultimately important. With this knowledge you can survive any darkness outside.

For more about hexagram #36, including changing lines for #36 visit the main hexagram #36 page.


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