"Great Power" is changing to "Modesty and Progress"
In the transformation shown above, we see I Ching hexagram #34 changing to hexagram #15 with a total of 3 changing lines.
In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed in the transition from #34 to #15.
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The beginning hexagram #34 is built from the upper trigram of Thunder on top of the lower trigram of Heaven.
The following transformed hexagram, #15, can be broken down into a transitioned upper trigram of Earth on top of a transitioned lower trigram of Mountain.
The starting hexagram #34:
The meaning of hexagram #34
As if thunder and lightning are your allies, this hexagram implies great strength. This is a time to summon your determination and feel your own fortitude. Trust your momentum and your reputation will grow. Pay attention to details and follow through with your intentions, projects and ideas. New allies will surface as you extend your influence into uncharted lands. Helpful solutions will come to you. Let your vision and higher purpose be your compass.
The changing lines between hexagram 34 and hexagram 15
Changing line #1
"Feet Alone Are not Enough"- If your experience of your power is "only in your feet," this implies it is too soon to step forward. It means you have not awakened yet to your full potential. Let your strength emerge into your entire body and being before you walk forward. Seek allies that nourish your own strength. Only by gaining support from others will your power grow to its full potential.
Changing line #2
"Taking a Stand"- You have great power to rise above current challenges. Feel your immense power, but use it wisely and in right measure. Persevere without over-using your power and you will turn failure into success. Access an inner sense of equilibrium so that you may stand strong directly where you are
Changing line #4
"Opened Gates"- There are no obstacles holding you back at this time. Step forward knowing you are on track.
The future hexagram #15:
"Modesty and Progress"
The meaning of hexagram #15
This hexagram symbolizes the two concepts of modesty and progress. The suggestion here is that progress at this time can best be accomplished through a modest approach. Self promotion or boasting are seen as strong negatives here. Actions will speak far louder than self-serving words. If something is unknown, ask without shame. Feigning knowledge brings misfortune.
For more about hexagram #15, including changing lines for #15 visit the main hexagram #15 page.
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