I Ching Hexagram 10 Changing to Hexagram 50

#10.1,3,5 > #50
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #10 to #50. — There's more information on the main hexagram #10 page

"Steps"   is changing to   "The Cauldron"

In the transformation pictured above, we can see I Ching hexagram #10 changing to hexagram #50 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transitioning from #10 to #50.


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Heaven Lake
Fire Wind

The first hexagram #10 breaks down into the upper trigram of Heaven over the lower trigram of Lake.

The following transformed hexagram, #50, deconstructs into a newly transformed upper trigram of Fire over a newly transformed lower trigram of Wind.


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 50

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 #3

"A One Eyed Man Still Sees"- This changing line near the middle of the hexagram is a reminder that the capacity to do something adequately is very different from the capacity to succeed at doing something well. If we attempt to do something when our abilities are not at their peak, we flirt with disaster at this time.

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 #50:
"The Cauldron"

The meaning of hexagram #50

This hexagram symbolizes a rich cauldron of vitality and nourishment. It is an indication of supreme good fortune and an indication that your mind, body and soul will be well taken care of. The caldron is a container for your hopes, dreams and prayers. It is like a spiritual vessel that stores and then carries your dreams to fruition. Any apparent obstacles in your way will dissolve or be altered in such a way that they then act to propel your endeavors forward. But remember that you are what you consume. Good things come from good thoughts and energies.

For more about hexagram #50, including changing lines for #50 visit the main hexagram #50 page.


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