"Creativity (Heaven)" is changing to "Patience"
In the illustration seen here, we see I Ching hexagram #1 changing to hexagram #5 with a total of 2 changing lines.
In this transformation, the transition occurs only in the upper trigram during the progression from #1 to #5.
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The initial hexagram #1 can be broken down into the upper trigram of Heaven on top of an identical lower trigram of Heaven.
The second transformed hexagram, #5, deconstructs into a newly transformed upper trigram of Water on top of an untransformed lower trigram of Heaven.
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 5
Changing line #4
"The Dragon Soars up from the Depths" - Choices are at hand that will have profound effects on future direction. Remember that neither choice is right or wrong. They are simply reflections of your true self. Reflect not on the question, but on the path to which you belong.
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 #5:
The meaning of hexagram #5
The lesson of this hexagram is that good things come to those who wait. Patience requires both inner strength and a commitment to resist the temptation of acting prematurely. Often hardships will arise in the course of one's time spent waiting. The message here is that those who endure these hardships, and "cross great streams" will emerge victorious. Do not be put off your path at this time.
For more about hexagram #5, including changing lines for #5 visit the main hexagram #5 page.
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