I Ching Hexagram 37 Changing to Hexagram 8

#37.1,3,6 > #8
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"Family"   is changing to   "Union"

In the transformation pictured above, we see I Ching hexagram #37 transforming to hexagram #8 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are transformed from #37 to #8.


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Wind Fire
Water Earth

The beginning hexagram #37 deconstructs into the upper trigram of Wind positioned above the lower trigram of Fire.

The following changed hexagram, #8, deconstructs into a new, changed upper trigram of Water positioned above a new, changed lower trigram of Earth.


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 8

Changing line #1

"Creating Order"- To bring strength to the family as a whole, establishing rules of conduct and attitude is beneficial.

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 #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 #8:
"Union"

The meaning of hexagram #8

This hexagram represents the binding force, or commitments that exist between two people or organizations. Through union we become more powerful and yet we must also remember that to some extent we become less free. Strong commitment and authority is required, but so is a letting go of personal desires for the sake of the greater good. Union is an agreement and a blessing. It is a force for strength, but it must also be nurtured and protected. A union that is not defended will eventually shatter.

For more about hexagram #8, including changing lines for #8 visit the main hexagram #8 page.


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