#15 Hexagram, Earth over Mountain, Modesty/ Humility(Three Big Yins become three Yangs)
#33 Hexagram, Heaven over Mountain, Retreat/EscapeThree lines change, the shift is halfway between the two hexagrams
Image: (地) Earth/(山) Mountain – The mountain usually rises up above the Earth, here it is hidden within like buried treasure. The mountains aspire to greatness, here beneath the Earth they are humbled. Here with time wealth slowly grows and what accumulates is well maintained, hidden and protected.
The transformation is moving from #15 to #33; The liminal state. Halfway between two stages.
Image: (天) Heaven/(山) Mountain – Here we look up at the heavens standing on the mountain top. We see the world from a wider perspective, have a greater sense of vision, and are influenced by our higher ideals. There is a heavy Yang influence, lots of movement and action can feel overwhelming, confusing and impede progress.
It is a long journey moving from beneath the Earth to the summit of the mountain. From this position, the halfway point, things may seem insurmountable. One cannot go back and it is difficult progress moving forward. It is helpful to pause and reassess, shed what is unnecessary and will be a burden on the climb. Focus on what can be done. The small things that can be accomplished to lighten the load. Take one careful step at a time.