"Coming Together" is changing to "Retreat"
In the transformation shown above, we can see I Ching hexagram #44 changing to hexagram #33 with a solitary changing line.
In this transformation, the transition occurs only in the lower trigram during the shift from #44 to #33.
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The initial hexagram #44 is built from the upper trigram of Heaven above the lower trigram of Wind.
The secondary completed hexagram, #33, is built from a preserved, unchanged upper trigram of Heaven above a new, changed lower trigram of Mountain.
The starting hexagram #44:
The meaning of hexagram #44
This is a good time to examine all the people in your life and ponder why you are connected to them. Look for the higher purpose in all relationships. Consider what this shared journey is teaching you. Don't judge people by their appearances. What lies beneath our outer appearance is what counts most. Form ties with intelligent people who support and share your own intelligence. Connect with like-minded souls. This may not be the best time to solidify a relationship or business partnership. Instead explore why people come together or don't come together in the first place. Coming together must be free of ulterior motives.
The changing lines between hexagram 44 and hexagram 33
Changing line #2
"Separating the Fish" - This is a time to keep closed-hearted people at bay. Swim in other waters. Don't let others contaminate your peace of mind.
The future hexagram #33:
The meaning of hexagram #33
Advantage can often be gained by moving backwards temporarily, before again moving forward. This is a time to take a break, go on vacation or spend time alone. Step away from the "battlefield" for a time. Be willing to survey progress as well as losses. Cut losses and allegiances that hold you back from your goals. Reevaluate everything. Retreat can be a sign of strength here. This type of retreat is not the same as surrender; this is a regrouping of your forces.
For more about hexagram #33, including changing lines for #33 visit the main hexagram #33 page.
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