I Ching Hexagram 56 Changing to Hexagram 33

#56.5 > #33
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"Traveling"   is changing to   "Retreat"

In the illustration above, we can see I Ching hexagram #56 transforming to hexagram #33 with just changing line.

In this changing hexagram, the changes are limited to the upper trigram during the movement from #56 to #33.


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Fire Mountain
Heaven Mountain

The starting hexagram #56 is composed of the upper trigram of Fire on top of the lower trigram of Mountain.

The successive changed hexagram, #33, deconstructs into a newly transformed upper trigram of Heaven on top of a preserved, unchanged lower trigram of Mountain.


The starting hexagram #56:
"Traveling"

The meaning of hexagram #56

This hexagram indicates a journey of discovery. It could be an outer journey to a new place or employment, or may reference a journey of self-discovery. This is a time to be sincere and extremely honest with yourself. What are you really looking for? Where do you think it will be found? Wandering over mountain tops, the wise person sees each step as a gift, and knows that home is always right where one stands. If you feel like staying, stay. If you feel like moving, move. Let your heart be your guide.


The changing lines between hexagram 56 and hexagram 33

Changing line #5

"Shooting an Arrow Straight On"- This image implies a situation where you will be praised for your talents. You will make friends easily, even if you are in a new land


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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