I Ching Hexagram 2 Changing to Hexagram 15

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"The Receptive"   is changing to   "Modesty and Progress"

In the illustration seen here, we can see I Ching hexagram #2 transforming to hexagram #15 with just changing line.

In this changing hexagram, the changes are seen only in the lower trigram during the shift from #2 to #15.


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Earth Earth
Earth Mountain

The starting hexagram #2 deconstructs into the upper trigram of Earth over a matching lower trigram of Earth.

The secondary transformed hexagram, #15, is built from an untransformed upper trigram of Earth over a new, changed lower trigram of Mountain.


The starting hexagram #2:
"The Receptive"

The meaning of hexagram #2

The Receptive is the hexagram denoting "devotion" and the spirit of the Earth. Fertile ground is required for creation. The hexagram of "the receptive" often has a strong female meaning, but can denote a powerful relationship between either a man and a woman, a father and son or between friends. A conscious act of devotion and a willingness to stand by that person, principle or force which sustains us, guides us or fills us with energy.


The changing lines between hexagram 2 and hexagram 15

Changing line #3

"For the Greater Good" - There are times to attract attention to oneself, and there are times when the self is less important than the good of others, or the good of the whole. Success and victory are not always personal victories. The modest person achieves greatness by supporting his or her peers.


The future hexagram #15:
"Modesty and Progress"

The meaning of hexagram #15

This hexagram symbolizes the two concepts of modesty and progress. The suggestion here is that progress at this time can best be accomplished through a modest approach. Self promotion or boasting are seen as strong negatives here. Actions will speak far louder than self-serving words. If something is unknown, ask without shame. Feigning knowledge brings misfortune.

For more about hexagram #15, including changing lines for #15 visit the main hexagram #15 page.


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