I-Ching Hexagram 34 – Ta Chuang – The Power of the Great

Hexagram-34-Ta-ChuangThe trigram above – CHEN – the Arousing, Thunder
The trigram below – CH’IEN – the Creative, Heaven

General: To win an advantage you not only need increase your strength but to accompany it with responsible action.

Love: You will find others have a powerful attraction to you – use this power wisely.

Business: This is a favorable time for business but do not try and go to far. Make sure you protect yourself and those around you.

Personal: Problem issues can be favorably overcome if tackled with honor and compassion

The great lines, that is, the light, strong lines, are powerful. Four light lines have entered the hexagram from below and are about to ascend higher. The upper trigram is Chen, the Arousing; the lower is Ch’ien, the Creative. Ch’ien is strong. Chen produces movement. The union of movement ad strength gives the meaning of THE POWER OF THE GREAT. The hexagram is linked with second month (March – April).

This hexagram points to a time when inner worth mounts with great force and comes to power. But its strength has already passed beyond the median line, hence there is danger that one amy rely entirely on one’s own power and forget to ask what is right. There is danger too that, being intent on movement, we may not wait for the right time. Therefore the added statement that perseverance furthers. For that is truly great power which does not degenerate into mere force but remains inwardly united with the fundamental principles of right and of justice.

When we understand this point – namely, that greatness and justice must be indissolubly united – we understand the true meaning of all that happens in heaven and on earth.

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