"Steps" is changing to "Trouble at the Start"
In the transformation pictured above, we see I Ching hexagram #10 changing to hexagram #3 with a total of 3 changing lines.
In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transforming from #10 to #3.
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The starting hexagram #10 deconstructs into the upper trigram of Heaven on top of the lower trigram of Lake.
The successive transformed hexagram, #3, deconstructs into a newly transformed upper trigram of Water on top of 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 3
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 #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 #3:
"Trouble at the Start"
The meaning of hexagram #3
This hexagram indicates progress after a difficult or delayed beginning. New projects or ambitions should be carefully planned before beginning. Consider the help of close friends or a trusted associate: their help will guarantee your success in the matter at hand. Storms may also be indicated here.
For more about hexagram #3, including changing lines for #3 visit the main hexagram #3 page.
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