I Ching Hexagram 29 Changing to Hexagram 33

#29.2,3,4,6 > #33
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"Pitfalls"   is changing to   "Retreat"

In the illustration shown here, we see I Ching hexagram #29 transforming to hexagram #33 with a total of 4 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are transformed from #29 to #33.


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Water Water
Heaven Mountain

The initial hexagram #29 can be broken down into the upper trigram of Water positioned above an identical lower trigram of Water.

The second transformed hexagram, #33, is composed of a newly transformed upper trigram of Heaven positioned above 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 33

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

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 #33:
"Retreat"

The meaning of hexagram #33

Advantage can often be gained by moving backwards temporarily, before again moving forward. This is a time to take a break, go on vacation or spend time alone. Step away from the "battlefield" for a time. Be willing to survey progress as well as losses. Cut losses and allegiances that hold you back from your goals. Reevaluate everything. Retreat can be a sign of strength here. This type of retreat is not the same as surrender; this is a regrouping of your forces.

For more about hexagram #33, including changing lines for #33 visit the main hexagram #33 page.


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