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The Meaning of Hexagram #30

Also called "Luminosity"

I Ching Hexagram #30

Hexagram #30: Fire over Fire

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I Ching Hexagram #30

Hexagram number 30 is a sign of good things. The path is clear and success is yours. A sense of inner radiance is the source of this good news. From a bright inner nature stem wondrous outer circumstances in your life. The brightness lights up the night sky like a sacred flame. Stay aware of your purpose. You will make great strides toward your goals. Take new actions. Health and prosperity are indicated here.

NOTE: Looking for answers about how I Ching hexagram #30, "Fire over Fire", applies to love and romantic relationship questions? See iFate's special Love I Ching interpretation for hexagram #30

Changing Lines in Hexagram #30

Changes in Line 1

"Meeting Allies"

I Ching hexagram 30 shown with changing-line #1 highlighted

The footprints of friendly allies are seen all around. Trust the start of this path. The beginning is the seed of success and meeting new acquaintances will propel you onward.

Changes in Line 2

"Celebrating Light"

I Ching hexagram 30 shown with changing-line #2 highlighted

Yellow light abounds. This is a sign of good fortune. You are stepping into a higher culture and a larger world. Those around you support you well

Changes in Line 3

"Staying Bright"

I Ching hexagram 30 shown with changing-line #3 highlighted

A setting sun does not mean the light has disappeared. It simply shifts the light's focus upon a new part of the Earth. Likewise, the wise person knows there is always light. Do not be afraid of adversity or death. You have an inner glow that shines eternally. Arouse others with your own light

Changes in Line 4

"Be the Humblest Star"

I Ching hexagram 30 shown with changing-line #4 highlighted

This line is a reminder to keep your light shining steadily. A flash in the night sky, though dazzling, can fade all too quickly. Beam like a steady and humble star. Form steady allies and you will succeed

Changes in Line 5

"Giving Light to the Sorrowful"

I Ching hexagram 30 shown with changing-line #5 highlighted

In matters of business, welcome those who have had previous hard times. You can assist them now. In matters of romance, give your light (love) to your partner if you have one, or shine your light out into the world, knowing it will indeed be felt by a yet unmet future partner. Your kindness will offer them solace. Be a beacon to all

Changes in Line 6

"Creating Discipline"

I Ching hexagram 30 shown with changing-line #6 highlighted

Should anyone oppose your actions, be swift to scold them. However, allow yourself to be grateful for those who are in line with your efforts. Your light will be seen by them

The Trigrams Inside Hexagram #30

Hexagram #30 is structured out of two 3-line trigrams mounted over and under each other. The bottom three lines of hexagram #30 form the trigram for Fire, while the upper three lines form the trigram for Fire.

Vector image of lower trigram Fire in hexagram #30
Lower Trigram of Fire
Vector image of upper trigram Fire in hexagram #30
Upper Trigram of Fire

NOTE: In general terms, the hexagram's upper trigram references external forces or energies, and the lower trigram references internal forces or energies.

In the case of hexagram #30, the upper and lower trigrams match. Bear in mind however, that the same trigram can reflect subtely different meanings in the upper and bottom positions.

Hexagram #30's Upper and Lower Trigrams of Fire

The warming trigram representing fire is sometimes known by the more classical names, 'Attachment' or 'Dependence'. The fire trigram is associated with illumination and something that is both adapted and a source of warmth and security. Fire may also point to a 'second daughter' or possibly the compass direction of 'south'.

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A note on iFate's I Ching translation: This is not a direct translation of the original "Book of Changes" from 1000 BC. While multiple translations of the original text are available, they include many archaic references and can be difficult to understand for 21st century readers. iFate uses our own modern rewritings (two different editions) of the "Book of Changes" which makes interpreting I Ching readings far simpler. For iFate's additional contemporary re-writing of the original text, see our "Love I Ching" translation.

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