"Steps" is changing to "Conflict"
Here, we see I Ching hexagram #10 transforming to hexagram #6 with a solitary changing line.
In this transformation, the changes are limited to the lower trigram during the progression from #10 to #6.
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The initial hexagram #10 is built from the upper trigram of Heaven above the lower trigram of Lake.
The successive changed hexagram, #6, breaks down into an unchanged upper trigram of Heaven above a newly transformed lower trigram of Water.
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 6
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.
The future hexagram #6:
The meaning of hexagram #6
The message of this hexagram is that even those who go through life with good-will and the best intentions will at times meet with hostility and powerful opposition. At this time it is advised that conflict be avoided, for conflict at this time (even if justified) will lead to more serious setbacks. There are times when a "cautious halt" can be far more powerful than the most aggressive response.
For more about hexagram #6, including changing lines for #6 visit the main hexagram #6 page.
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