I Ching Hexagram 34 Changing to Hexagram 18

#34.1,4,6 > #18
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"Great Power"   is changing to   "Ruin"

In the transformation shown above, we can see I Ching hexagram #34 transforming to hexagram #18 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are transformed from #34 to #18.


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Thunder Heaven
Mountain Wind

The beginning hexagram #34 deconstructs into the upper trigram of Thunder above the lower trigram of Heaven.

The following transformed hexagram, #18, breaks down into a new, changed upper trigram of Mountain above a new, changed lower trigram of Wind.


The starting hexagram #34:
"Great Power"

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 18

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 #4

"Opened Gates"- There are no obstacles holding you back at this time. Step forward knowing you are on track.

Changing line #6

"Butting Heads"- You are in deadlock. You are either fighting with yourself or with a comrade. There is no winner, no loser, no gain, and no loss. The wise person steps back from the fight and stays put for a time. Current problems will be stopped through acceptance of where you are.


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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