I Ching Hexagram 34 Changing to Hexagram 38

#34.3,6 > #38
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #34 to #38. — There's more information on the main hexagram #34 page

"Great Power"   is changing to   "Opposition"

Here, we can see I Ching hexagram #34 transitioning to hexagram #38 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen changing from #34 to #38.


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Thunder Heaven
Fire Lake

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

The second transformed hexagram, #38, is built from a transformed upper trigram of Fire over a transformed lower trigram of Lake.


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 38

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 #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 #38:
"Opposition"

The meaning of hexagram #38

This hexagram implies a draw, an impasse or a stalemate. Like water and fire coming together, opposing forces bring activity to a standstill. The opposing forces you encounter may be the actions or opinions of others, or they may be one's own. An internal struggle may have brought you to a point where movement is impossible. This is a time to identify a higher vision for yourself. Look to see who shares your vision and who does not, who is in alignment with your cause and who is not. This is an opportunity to evaluate and decide on directions for future movement. The first step in dealing with opposition is identifying it.

For more about hexagram #38, including changing lines for #38 visit the main hexagram #38 page.


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