"Great Power" is changing to "The Army"
In the transformation pictured above, we see I Ching hexagram #34 changing to hexagram #7 with a total of 3 changing lines.
In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transitioning from #34 to #7.
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The beginning hexagram #34 is composed of the upper trigram of Thunder on top of the lower trigram of Heaven.
The secondary changed hexagram, #7, is composed of a new, changed upper trigram of Earth on top of a new, changed lower trigram of Water.
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 7
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 #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.
The future hexagram #7:
The meaning of hexagram #7
Even with powerful allies and armies, no success is possible if leadership wavers. Good leadership requires public strength, but more importantly: private discipline. Remember to treat your allies well, and support the greater good. Success at this time will be the result of strong interpersonal ties and dedicated personal discipline. To indulge one's ego or one's own personal ambitions will fail. A unified force will succeed. The importance of clear communication is also referenced here.
For more about hexagram #7, including changing lines for #7 visit the main hexagram #7 page.
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