I Ching Hexagram 37 Changing to Hexagram 38

#37.2,3,4,5 > #38
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"Family"   is changing to   "Opposition"

In the transformation pictured above, we see I Ching hexagram #37 transforming to hexagram #38 with a total of 4 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transitioning from #37 to #38.


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Wind Fire
Fire Lake

The starting hexagram #37 can be broken down into the upper trigram of Wind above the lower trigram of Fire.

The secondary completed hexagram, #38, deconstructs into a transformed upper trigram of Fire above a transformed lower trigram of Lake.


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 38

Changing line #2

"Nourishing Everyone"- Whether or not there is a central bread winner, a family that evenly divides the chores and duties will forge a stronger bond.

Changing line #3

"Solidifying through Arguments"- When tempers flare, and you feel separate from your family, don't assume rupture is all that there is. With any family argument, a door has actually been flung open, offering a path toward deeper closeness to the tribe. What may seem like a dividing gap is really a bridge to a deeper connection. Make amends and see that you can count on your family in times of need.

Changing line #4

"Cooperating is the Key to Prosperity"- Success comes when all family members work as a cohesive unit. There is great power in synergy

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.


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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