I Ching Hexagram 29 Changing to Hexagram 18

#29.3,5,6 > #18
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"Pitfalls"   is changing to   "Ruin"

In the transformation shown above, we see I Ching hexagram #29 transforming to hexagram #18 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen changing from #29 to #18.


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Water Water
Mountain Wind

The first hexagram #29 is built from the upper trigram of Water over another lower trigram of Water.

The successive changed hexagram, #18, is built from a new, changed upper trigram of Mountain over a new, changed lower trigram of Wind.


The starting hexagram #29:
"Pitfalls"

The meaning of hexagram #29

Dangers and challenges are indicated in this unwelcome hexagram. Faith and connection to others are your lifelines during this doubly dangerous time. Confront all dangers headfirst. Summon your strength and rise to the call. This is a time to take charge. Don't run away from yourself or your problems. To give up at this time may prove disastrous.


The changing lines between hexagram 29 and hexagram 18

Changing line #3

"The Power of Waiting"- Stay put. Don't act one way or the other. Herein lies your strength.

Changing line #5

"The Path of Least Resistance"- Though there is still danger, all is not lost. Don't make your goals too lofty. Stay with what is most immediate. Find the path with the fewest obstacles and soon the peril will diminish

Changing line #6

"Imprisonment"- The shackles you wear have grown tight. Come to grips with what is happening. Within three years time the light will shine brightly again


The future hexagram #18:
"Ruin"

The meaning of hexagram #18

Decay and destruction are indicated in this foreboding hexagram which literally means "Mountain above Wind". The cold winds have decended from the mountain and are destroying the crops below. What is being destroyed can be saved, but enormous efforts will be required. Only through dedication and tireless labor will what is cherished be kept safe. A time of scarcity is indicated. Time must not be wasted. To relax at this time is to ensure failure.

For more about hexagram #18, including changing lines for #18 visit the main hexagram #18 page.


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