"Spreading" is changing to "Influence"
In the illustration shown here, we see I Ching hexagram #57 changing to hexagram #31 with a total of 3 changing lines.
In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed from #57 to #31.
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The beginning hexagram #57 deconstructs into the upper trigram of Wind positioned above an identical lower trigram of Wind.
The second transformed hexagram, #31, is composed of a transformed upper trigram of Lake positioned above a transformed lower trigram of Mountain.
The starting hexagram #57:
The meaning of hexagram #57
Like gentle wind wafting through a village, this hexagram suggests a time of influence and change. This is a time when clarity and truth can pierce through veils of illusion. Through earnestness and a sense of quiet peace, you can penetrate the hearts of those around you and spread goodwill and prosperity. This is a time to speak up and let your voice permeate the land. Communicate your wants and needs to those you love. The key here is to be gentle but continual with the expression of your dreams and wishes. Your will has incredible power to spread at this time. Be heard - but be true to yourself.
The changing lines between hexagram 57 and hexagram 31
Changing line #2
"Kneeling Before an Alter"- This line is suggestive of the power of humility. If you want your ideas to flourish and be received well by others, spread them out as if you are kneeling before the Divine.
Changing line #4
"Hunting Without Regret"- The wise person will combine modesty with energetic action at this time. Go after what you want without losing sleep over past failures.
Changing line #6
"Perseverance Brings Misunderstanding"- This line means your personal will was not able to penetrate the heart of another. You are unlikely to get your way at this time. Friends/partners/lovers may misunderstand you. Stand back and don't try to change anyone else. Leave well enough alone.
The future hexagram #31:
The meaning of hexagram #31
We are all interconnected and we all affect each other's lives. This hexagram symbolizes the power each of us has to support one another, change and charm one another. This is a time to cooperate and connect. The deeper and broader meaning of relationships comes into play as one explores the ways that friends and lovers change each other. This will be a time when you easily bring someone new into your life. You can understand your lover/partner/co-worker by studying them and their movements. Win their approval with your loyalty and steadfast vision.
For more about hexagram #31, including changing lines for #31 visit the main hexagram #31 page.
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