I Ching Hexagram 29 Changing to Hexagram 31

#29.2,3,4 > #31
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #29 to #31. — There's more information on the main hexagram #29 page

"Pitfalls"   is changing to   "Influence"

Above, we can see I Ching hexagram #29 changing to hexagram #31 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed in the transition from #29 to #31.


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Water Water
Lake Mountain

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

The successive changed hexagram, #31, can be broken down into a newly transformed upper trigram of Lake over a newly transformed lower trigram of Mountain.


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 31

Changing line #2

"Rejoice in Small Gains"- This line is a reminder that there is light in the dark. Place attention on the positive, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem. Attention on the positive makes it grow stronger.

Changing line #3

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

Changing line #4

"The Power of Sincerity"- This line is a reminder to keep things simple and pure. With honest intentions, you will see an open window and let more light in to the situation


The future hexagram #31:
"Influence"

The meaning of hexagram #31

We are all interconnected and we all affect each other's lives. This hexagram symbolizes the power each of us has to support one another, change and charm one another. This is a time to cooperate and connect. The deeper and broader meaning of relationships comes into play as one explores the ways that friends and lovers change each other. This will be a time when you easily bring someone new into your life. You can understand your lover/partner/co-worker by studying them and their movements. Win their approval with your loyalty and steadfast vision.

For more about hexagram #31, including changing lines for #31 visit the main hexagram #31 page.


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