I Ching Hexagram 10 Changing to Hexagram 19

#10.4,5,6 > #19
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #10 to #19. — There's more information on the main hexagram #10 page

"Steps"   is changing to   "Approaching"

In the transformation shown above, we can see I Ching hexagram #10 transforming to hexagram #19 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, the transformation is seen only in the upper trigram during the movement from #10 to #19.


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Heaven Lake
Earth Lake

The starting hexagram #10 is composed of the upper trigram of Heaven on top of the lower trigram of Lake.

The following transformed hexagram, #19, breaks down into a transformed upper trigram of Earth on top of an unchanged lower trigram of Lake.


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 19

Changing line #4

"Apprehension and Caution"- When the possibilities of failure exist on all sides, the wise man or woman moves cautiously. An intense focus is required on events all around oneself, but at the same time an inner focus is required to control ones' path. Forward motion is the result of careful meditation. Ahead there is success.

Changing line #5

"Determination in the Face of Danger"- The brave individual does not ignore danger, and move forward fearlessly. The brave individual is intensely aware of the danger and the fear and presses forward despite them. Character is the measure of awareness and action. To ignore danger is to fail. To allow danger to overcome one is to fail. Awareness is truth.

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 #19:
"Approaching"

The meaning of hexagram #19

This hexagram references the positive concepts of anticipation and expectation. A time of growing power and energies which have not yet revealed themselves. Diligence and focus must be at maximal levels because a time of great flourishing is near. The period of late winter (just prior to the springtime) is also referenced here.

For more about hexagram #19, including changing lines for #19 visit the main hexagram #19 page.


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