"Great Power" is changing to "Disaffection"
In the transformation pictured above, we can see I Ching hexagram #34 transitioning to hexagram #54 with a solitary changing line.
In this transformation, the changes are limited to the lower trigram during the movement from #34 to #54.
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The starting hexagram #34 can be broken down into the upper trigram of Thunder on top of the lower trigram of Heaven.
The following changed hexagram, #54, is composed of a preserved, unchanged upper trigram of Thunder on top of a new, changed lower trigram of Lake.
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 54
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.
The future hexagram #54:
The meaning of hexagram #54
This hexagram indicates growing distances from one's romantic partners or comrades. But simultaneously it shines light on the path back to romance and love: Kindness and communication. Kindness and communication are the unifying forces in the world. You will be given the opportunity to direct your affection toward someone you previously distanced yourself from, and so re-create a stronger bond with them. Another indication here is that of exclusion from a larger circle of friends -- be conscious of your connections with others at this time. Move forward with integrity and don't form relationships out of convenience or formality.
For more about hexagram #54, including changing lines for #54 visit the main hexagram #54 page.
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