I Ching Hexagram 10 Changing to Hexagram 17

#10.2,6 > #17
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #10 to #17. — There's more information on the main hexagram #10 page

"Steps"   is changing to   "Following"

In the illustration above, we can see I Ching hexagram #10 changing to hexagram #17 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transforming from #10 to #17.


Have you tried iFate's easy-to-use online I Ching readings?
Click here to consult the I Ching oracle.


Heaven Lake
Lake Thunder

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

The secondary completed hexagram, #17, can be broken down into a transitioned upper trigram of Lake over a transitioned lower trigram of Thunder.


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 17

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 #6

"Look to Your Conduct"- A change in this line at the top of the hexagram is simply a reminder that the ends do not justify the means. One's overall conduct throughout a process is extremely important. Victory is achievable. But a higher level of victory is the one in which the whole process has been conducted with honor.


The future hexagram #17:
"Following"

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.


Questions about love and romance? Have you tried iFate's easy-to-use, online
Love I Ching readings?
Click here to ask a "love I Ching" question.


More ifate logo I Ching: