I Ching Hexagram 57 Changing to Hexagram 33

#57.2,4 > #33
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #57 to #33. — There's more information on the main hexagram #57 page

"Spreading"   is changing to   "Retreat"

Here, we can see I Ching hexagram #57 transitioning to hexagram #33 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed from #57 to #33.


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Wind Wind
Heaven Mountain

The first hexagram #57 can be broken down into the upper trigram of Wind above an identical lower trigram of Wind.

The second completed hexagram, #33, deconstructs into a newly transformed upper trigram of Heaven above a newly transformed lower trigram of Mountain.


The starting hexagram #57:
"Spreading"

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 33

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.


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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