I Ching Hexagram 10 Changing to Hexagram 61

#10.4 > #61
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #10 to #61. — There's more information on the main hexagram #10 page

"Steps"   is changing to   "Inner Truth"

In the illustration shown here, we see I Ching hexagram #10 transitioning to hexagram #61 with a single changing line.

In this changing hexagram, the transformation is seen only in the upper trigram during the shift from #10 to #61.


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Heaven Lake
Wind Lake

The starting hexagram #10 breaks down into the upper trigram of Heaven on top of the lower trigram of Lake.

The successive transformed hexagram, #61, breaks down into a transformed upper trigram of Wind on top of a preserved, unchanged lower trigram of Lake.


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 61

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.


The future hexagram #61:
"Inner Truth"

The meaning of hexagram #61

This hexagram signifies a deep bond or feeling of kinship. This is a time when it will be easy to cultivate mutual trust in relationships and partnerships. Let go of any remnants of prejudice you may carry, and seek the beauty and fullness that can be found in all people and things. Realize all life is interconnected. Everyone is one. This is the inner truth you have been seeking, but have never lost. Also indicated here are the differences between what is outside and what is inside yourself. What truly matters to you?

For more about hexagram #61, including changing lines for #61 visit the main hexagram #61 page.


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