"Creativity (Heaven)" is changing to "Following"
In the illustration above, we can see I Ching hexagram #1 transforming to hexagram #17 with a total of 3 changing lines.
In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transitioning from #1 to #17.
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The first hexagram #1 is composed of the upper trigram of Heaven over an identical lower trigram of Heaven.
The successive completed hexagram, #17, deconstructs into a transformed upper trigram of Lake over a transformed lower trigram of Thunder.
The starting hexagram #1:
The meaning of hexagram #1
Heaven signifies the ultimate creative force. This hexagram formed of six unbroken lines signifies the purest form of power and positive energy. An expression of pure truth and strength that exceeds all worldly, physical or immediate concerns. A time of profound thought and conscious creation.
The changing lines between hexagram 1 and hexagram 17
Changing line #2
"A Dragon Appears in the Field" - Greatness and prominence are different things. One can be great long before one achieves success. A seriousness and intensity of purpose mark one destined for great things. True greatness is shown by example.
Changing line #3
"Vigilance all Day, Apprehension by Night" - A constant defence of ones principles is needed. Creation requires constant effort and a wellspring of energy. Be cautious of forces that would lead astray or take advantage of a lapse in focus.
Changing line #6
"Great Boundaries are Broken" - In this line we see the great dragon (a powerful and epic force for energy and creation) going too far. There is a difference between what can be achieved and what should be achieved. Excesses are referenced here. Some lines should not be crossed.
The future hexagram #17:
The meaning of hexagram #17
The act of 'following' is often seen as a lesser state to 'leading'. But leading requires knowledge and knowledge is gained from following those who are experienced and great. There is no shame in following one who has knowlege for that is how leadership is perfected. In order to lead one must know what following is. In order to follow well, one must be focused on leadership. A weak follower is one who follows without ambition. A weak leader is one who leads without a knowledge of following.
For more about hexagram #17, including changing lines for #17 visit the main hexagram #17 page.
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