I Ching Hexagram 10 Changing to Hexagram 13

#10.2,3 > #13
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #10 to #13. — There's more information on the main hexagram #10 page

"Steps"   is changing to   "Fellowship"

In the transformation pictured above, we see I Ching hexagram #10 transforming to hexagram #13 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this transformation, the transition occurs only in the lower trigram during the movement from #10 to #13.


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Heaven Lake
Heaven Fire

The first hexagram #10 is built from the upper trigram of Heaven over the lower trigram of Lake.

The successive completed hexagram, #13, is built from a preserved, unchanged upper trigram of Heaven over a new, changed lower trigram of Fire.


The starting hexagram #10:
"Steps"

The meaning of hexagram #10

This simple looking hexagram relates to circumstances which might be inherently risky. In most cases treading in dangerous places is inadvisable. At this time however, there is very little danger. It is written in the ancient Book of Changes that "One steps on the tail of a tiger at his or her own risk" but the appearance of this hexagram suggests that right now such an act would be ignored (or even seen as playful). A more general reference here could be a mingling of people belonging to different social backgrounds. This sign is typically positive.


The changing lines between hexagram 10 and hexagram 13

Changing line #2

"Perseverance of the Solitary Soul"- The path is long and difficult. A change in this line indicates that one who is removed from daily interaction, and quietly focuses on the task at hand will be successful. Being true to oneself is indicated here, along with a warning not to be distracted by social pressure.

Changing line #3

"A One Eyed Man Still Sees"- This changing line near the middle of the hexagram is a reminder that the capacity to do something adequately is very different from the capacity to succeed at doing something well. If we attempt to do something when our abilities are not at their peak, we flirt with disaster at this time.


The future hexagram #13:
"Fellowship"

The meaning of hexagram #13

A social framework is at issue in this hexagram, which references groups of friends and the ties that bind them. Trust is important here, but also a willingness to put others before oneself. As in all fellowships, there is a pecking order. Some within are higher and some are lower. When this order is threatened, the entire fellowship can be threatened as well. Also referenced here is the concept of those who are inside the fellowship vs. those that are outside.

For more about hexagram #13, including changing lines for #13 visit the main hexagram #13 page.


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