I Ching Hexagram 34 Changing to Hexagram 41

#34.3,4,6 > #41
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #34 to #41. — There's more information on the main hexagram #34 page

"Great Power"   is changing to   "Decrease"

Above, we see I Ching hexagram #34 changing to hexagram #41 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed in the transition from #34 to #41.


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Thunder Heaven
Mountain Lake

The beginning hexagram #34 can be broken down into the upper trigram of Thunder above the lower trigram of Heaven.

The successive completed hexagram, #41, is composed of a newly transformed upper trigram of Mountain above a newly 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 41

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 #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 #41:
"Decrease"

The meaning of hexagram #41

Like a wooden foundation that has become weak and flimsy, this hexagram signifies a time of instability. Be careful, this could be a time of decreased prosperity. If handled wisely however, the future may hold a simple redistribution of funds. Simplicity and integrity are the keys here. If you reduce your goals, others will support your efforts. Reducing your immediate expectations may be a necessary step toward your greater dreams and aspirations. This is not a time to panic. It is a time to value simplicity and enjoy the natural world.

For more about hexagram #41, including changing lines for #41 visit the main hexagram #41 page.


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