I Ching Hexagram 45 Changing to Hexagram 36

#45.1,3,4,5 > #36
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"Gathering Together"   is changing to   "Darkening of the Light"

In the illustration seen here, we see I Ching hexagram #45 changing to hexagram #36 with a total of 4 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed from #45 to #36.


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Lake Earth
Earth Fire

The starting hexagram #45 is built from the upper trigram of Lake above the lower trigram of Earth.

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


The starting hexagram #45:
"Gathering Together"

The meaning of hexagram #45

Like streams of water flowing together to form a lake, this hexagram symbolizes assembling and uniting. This is a time to focus on teamwork and synergy. Don't attempt to do everything alone. Bring together those who share your goals and support your dreams. This is a time to venture out in your community or work with your family. It is also a time to "gather oneself together." This means concentrating on unifying forces within yourself. This is a time to be whole in yourself. An internal unity will translate into a solid team around you.


The changing lines between hexagram 45 and hexagram 36

Changing line #1

"Setting Morals High"- When working with others, keep your standards high. Involve yourself in high-quality, team-building enterprises. The result will be successful.

Changing line #3

"Gathering with a Common Cause"- Don't gather together with the wrong people, lest your idea/cause/project will meet with strong objections. Secure those who share your vision. Put yourself in other people's shoes and you will succeed

Changing line #4

"Signs of Good Fortune"- Your desires will flourish at this time. Working unselfishly brings great success to all.

Changing line #5

"Sharing of Purpose"- Gathering with others will fuel and enhance the shared purpose. If everyone did not see eye-to-eye at first, they will soon.


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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