I Ching Hexagram 31 Changing to Hexagram 33

#31.6 > #33
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #31 to #33. — There's more information on the main hexagram #31 page

"Influence"   is changing to   "Retreat"

Above, we see I Ching hexagram #31 transforming to hexagram #33 with just changing line.

In this transformation, the changes are limited to the upper trigram during the shift from #31 to #33.


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Lake Mountain
Heaven Mountain

The first hexagram #31 breaks down into the upper trigram of Lake positioned above the lower trigram of Mountain.

The second transformed hexagram, #33, is built from a new, changed upper trigram of Heaven positioned above a preserved, unchanged lower trigram of Mountain.


The starting 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.


The changing lines between hexagram 31 and hexagram 33

Changing line #6

"Being Real"- This is a time when sincerity is extremely powerful. Notice how you talk and how others talk. Always remember that spoken words are potent and influential


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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