I Ching Hexagram 47 Changing to Hexagram 33

#47.2,3,6 > #33
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #47 to #33. — There's more information on the main hexagram #47 page

"Exhaustion"   is changing to   "Retreat"

In the illustration above, we see I Ching hexagram #47 transitioning to hexagram #33 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed in the transition from #47 to #33.


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Lake Water
Heaven Mountain

The initial hexagram #47 can be broken down into the upper trigram of Lake on top of the lower trigram of Water.

The following changed hexagram, #33, breaks down into a transitioned upper trigram of Heaven on top of a transitioned lower trigram of Mountain.


The starting hexagram #47:
"Exhaustion"

The meaning of hexagram #47

Oppression and feelings of constraint are the qualities embodied by this foreboding hexagram. This is a time when you may not be taken seriously and may grow weary of such treatment. Others may try to smother you or keep you trapped into playing an old role. It is a time of oppression. But fear not. The challenges will make you a better person. By accessing an inner sense of stability it is possible to stay cheerful in these trying times, and you will then tap into an inner sense of boundless energy. You don't need many words at this time. Honor the silent knowing deep within and you will come through with renewed vigor.


The changing lines between hexagram 47 and hexagram 33

Changing line #2

"Escaping Inner Oppression"- All is well on the outer level. But inside you are still likely to feel oppressed at this time. Patience, community, optimism and spiritual connection are the keys to this difficult time.

Changing line #3

"Buried by Stones"- This is a difficult time period. If you are in relationship, your partner can help shift things for you. If you are not, you will have to get through this trying time alone. Don't lean on what cannot support you. Ride things out and you will return to a sense of freedom.

Changing line #6

"Escaping From Vines"- Don't make a mountain out of a mole hill. That which is keeping you tied down is nothing more than a creeping vine that can easily be torn away. Set yourself free


The future hexagram #33:
"Retreat"

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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