I Ching Hexagram 10 Changing to Hexagram 21

#10.2,5 > #21
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #10 to #21. — There's more information on the main hexagram #10 page

"Steps"   is changing to   "Jaws"

In the transformation shown above, we can see I Ching hexagram #10 transforming to hexagram #21 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed in the transition from #10 to #21.

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Heaven Lake
Fire Thunder

The beginning hexagram #10 breaks down into the upper trigram of Heaven above the lower trigram of Lake.

The secondary completed hexagram, #21, deconstructs into a newly transformed upper trigram of Fire above a newly transformed lower trigram of Thunder.

The starting hexagram #10:

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 21

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 #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.

The future hexagram #21:

The meaning of hexagram #21

This hexagram which is formed of the two powerful trigrams "Fire" and "Thunder" suggests something that is caught between two powerful forces. When that thing which is caught between the two forces is "chewed up", a positive union of two powerful forces will occur. There may be something that stands between you and your goal. It will not vanish by itself -- instead it will take constant and repeated pressure to remove this obstacle. This hexagram may also symbolize a lawsuit, legal action or legal penalties.

For more about hexagram #21, including changing lines for #21 visit the main hexagram #21 page.

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