I Ching Hexagram 34 Changing to Hexagram 3

#34.2,3,4,5 > #3
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #34 to #3. — There's more information on the main hexagram #34 page

"Great Power"   is changing to   "Trouble at the Start"

In the illustration above, we can see I Ching hexagram #34 transitioning to hexagram #3 with a total of 4 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are transformed from #34 to #3.


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Thunder Heaven
Water Thunder

The beginning hexagram #34 is built from the upper trigram of Thunder over the lower trigram of Heaven.

The secondary changed hexagram, #3, breaks down into a new, changed upper trigram of Water over a new, changed lower trigram of Thunder.


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 3

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 #3

"Using Strength Wisely"- Stay mindful of where and how you direct your energy and power. Why exert it against an electrically charged barb-wire fence, when there is no reason to go through it? The wise person withdraws from activities/people that waste their energy.

Changing line #4

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

Changing line #5

"Letting go of the Goat"- This image means: If you suffer a setback, give up remorse. You are strong but you are not all powerful. See your limits and forgive yourself for them. Giving up something you have been clinging to is your best option


The future hexagram #3:
"Trouble at the Start"

The meaning of hexagram #3

This hexagram indicates progress after a difficult or delayed beginning. New projects or ambitions should be carefully planned before beginning. Consider the help of close friends or a trusted associate: their help will guarantee your success in the matter at hand. Storms may also be indicated here.

For more about hexagram #3, including changing lines for #3 visit the main hexagram #3 page.


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