I Ching Hexagram 37 Changing to Hexagram 36

#37.5,6 > #36
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"Family"   is changing to   "Darkening of the Light"

In the transformation pictured above, we see I Ching hexagram #37 transitioning to hexagram #36 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, the changes are limited to the upper trigram during the progression from #37 to #36.


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Wind Fire
Earth Fire

The beginning hexagram #37 breaks down into the upper trigram of Wind above the lower trigram of Fire.

The successive changed hexagram, #36, can be broken down into a newly transformed upper trigram of Earth above an untransformed lower trigram of Fire.


The starting hexagram #37:
"Family"

The meaning of hexagram #37

This hexagram reminds us that our relationships with family and friends can provide us with insight. We see reflections of ourselves in our relationships with those around us. Family is a microcosm. We must observe the ties we have with our family members and understand our place in the family to gain perspective on ourselves. Who holds authority in your family? Who plays the part of a follower? In which directions does love flow or not flow? Observe all aspects of family life. Valuable nuggets of insight are available now.


The changing lines between hexagram 37 and hexagram 36

Changing line #5

"Trust Fosters Connectivity"- Whether you are a leader or a follower in the family, trust is what matters most. The kids must trust the adults, the adults must trust the kids, and the couple must trust each other. Trust brings true wealth to even the poorest family.

Changing line #6

"Directing with Truth"- Only the foolhardy individual uses deceit to try to bond a family together or get their way within its structure. The wise family member uses sincerity and inner truth in all actions and communications. Sincerity should be the guiding light in any team endeavor, be it in family or business.


The future hexagram #36:
"Darkening of the Light"

The meaning of hexagram #36

This hexagram symbolizes a diminishing of one's brightness and spirit. Its meaning is literally "The Wounding of the Bright." Your life may feel out of control or under a dark spell for a time. This too shall pass. A veil of untruth makes things dark, but all hope is not lost. Yield to the darkness for a time, but be cautious of it. As the light dims your inner light grows more visible. You are light. Light is love. The Sun still shines behind its veil of clouds. It is the light inside that is ultimately important. With this knowledge you can survive any darkness outside.

For more about hexagram #36, including changing lines for #36 visit the main hexagram #36 page.


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