I Ching Hexagram 31 Changing to Hexagram 8

#31.3,4 > #8
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #31 to #8. — There's more information on the main hexagram #31 page

"Influence"   is changing to   "Union"

In the illustration seen here, we see I Ching hexagram #31 transitioning to hexagram #8 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen changing from #31 to #8.


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Lake Mountain
Water Earth

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

The following completed hexagram, #8, is composed of a new, changed upper trigram of Water above a new, changed lower trigram of Earth.


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 8

Changing line #3

"Observing the Thighs"- This line is a reminder that our changing moods influence our movements. Don't follow someone blindly. Be sensitive and gentle toward the shifting emotions in yourself and others

Changing line #4

"Letting the Heart Influence"- The true and quiet power of one's own inner heart and nature ensures the best influence upon others. Be true, firm and loving in yourself and there will be good fortune.


The future hexagram #8:
"Union"

The meaning of hexagram #8

This hexagram represents the binding force, or commitments that exist between two people or organizations. Through union we become more powerful and yet we must also remember that to some extent we become less free. Strong commitment and authority is required, but so is a letting go of personal desires for the sake of the greater good. Union is an agreement and a blessing. It is a force for strength, but it must also be nurtured and protected. A union that is not defended will eventually shatter.

For more about hexagram #8, including changing lines for #8 visit the main hexagram #8 page.


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