I Ching Hexagram 29 Changing to Hexagram 36

#29.1,2,3,5 > #36
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #29 to #36. — There's more information on the main hexagram #29 page

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

In the illustration above, we see I Ching hexagram #29 changing to hexagram #36 with a total of 4 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transitioning from #29 to #36.


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Water Water
Earth Fire

The first hexagram #29 breaks down into the upper trigram of Water above an identical lower trigram of Water.

The successive changed hexagram, #36, deconstructs into a transitioned upper trigram of Earth above a transitioned lower trigram of Fire.


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 36

Changing line #1

"Falling into an Abyss"- Any attempt to fight what is happening could make the situation worse. True surrender is your savior. Resistance is futile. Ride out the current bad situation and soon it will be over.

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 #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


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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