I Ching Hexagram 32 Changing to Hexagram 18

#32.4,6 > #18
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #32 to #18. — There's more information on the main hexagram #32 page

"Permanence"   is changing to   "Ruin"

In the transformation pictured above, we see I Ching hexagram #32 transforming to hexagram #18 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this transformation, the transformation is seen only in the upper trigram during the movement from #32 to #18.


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Thunder Wind
Mountain Wind

The initial hexagram #32 deconstructs into the upper trigram of Thunder on top of the lower trigram of Wind.

The following changed hexagram, #18, breaks down into a transitioned upper trigram of Mountain on top of an unchanged lower trigram of Wind.


The starting hexagram #32:
"Permanence"

The meaning of hexagram #32

This hexagram points to the importance of stability and constancy. In the same way that thunder and lightning have always been together, the wise person seeks unions that are forever. Keep an optimistic outlook and your friendships/partnerships will endure and succeed. Simultaneously, you must access a sense of stability inside yourself. Like the constellations in the sky, everything in life moves as an integrated whole. Discovering this integration - by which everyone and everything in the Universe are connected -will put you in touch with stability and the power of permanence.


The changing lines between hexagram 32 and hexagram 18

Changing line #4

"Seeking Worthy Support"- There is no sense in looking for permanency from something which does not feed your soul. If a contact or relationship does not support your higher purposes, let it dissolve.

Changing line #6

"Allowing Inner Composure"- When restlessness governs a relationship or partnership, it is unlikely to last. By taking the time to gain inner composure, relationships will flourish and endure


The future hexagram #18:
"Ruin"

The meaning of hexagram #18

Decay and destruction are indicated in this foreboding hexagram which literally means "Mountain above Wind". The cold winds have decended from the mountain and are destroying the crops below. What is being destroyed can be saved, but enormous efforts will be required. Only through dedication and tireless labor will what is cherished be kept safe. A time of scarcity is indicated. Time must not be wasted. To relax at this time is to ensure failure.

For more about hexagram #18, including changing lines for #18 visit the main hexagram #18 page.


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