I Ching Hexagram 32 Changing to Hexagram 33

#32.2,5,6 > #33
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #32 to #33. — There's more information on the main hexagram #32 page

"Permanence"   is changing to   "Retreat"

Above, we can see I Ching hexagram #32 transforming to hexagram #33 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen changing from #32 to #33.


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Thunder Wind
Heaven Mountain

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

The secondary completed hexagram, #33, breaks down into a transitioned upper trigram of Heaven above a transitioned lower trigram of Mountain.


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 33

Changing line #2

"Dropping Remorse"- If something was not meant to last, let it go. Put aside regret and start afresh.

Changing line #5

"Letting Duty Guide"- In each moment give importance to a sense of honor and duty. What duty will lead to the best outcome? Seek the answer and good fortune will come

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 #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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