I Ching Hexagram 10 Changing to Hexagram 29

#10.1,4,6 > #29
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #10 to #29. — There's more information on the main hexagram #10 page

"Steps"   is changing to   "Pitfalls"

In the illustration shown here, we see I Ching hexagram #10 transforming to hexagram #29 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed from #10 to #29.


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Heaven Lake
Water Water

The initial hexagram #10 is built from the upper trigram of Heaven positioned above the lower trigram of Lake.

The following changed hexagram, #29, breaks down into a transitioned upper trigram of Water positioned above a transitioned lower trigram of Water.


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 29

Changing line #1

"Conduct as Usual"- A change in this line at the base of this hexagram is an indication that the best course of action at this time is the course which is most typically followed. While there are unknowns in the present situation, a familiarity with the tried and true looks especially helpful at this time.

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 #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 #29:
"Pitfalls"

The meaning of hexagram #29

Dangers and challenges are indicated in this unwelcome hexagram. Faith and connection to others are your lifelines during this doubly dangerous time. Confront all dangers headfirst. Summon your strength and rise to the call. This is a time to take charge. Don't run away from yourself or your problems. To give up at this time may prove disastrous.

For more about hexagram #29, including changing lines for #29 visit the main hexagram #29 page.


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