I Ching Hexagram 2 Changing to Hexagram 16

#2.4 > #16
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"The Receptive"   is changing to   "Approval"

In the illustration shown here, we can see I Ching hexagram #2 transforming to hexagram #16 with a solitary changing line.

In this transformation, the changes are limited to the upper trigram during the progression from #2 to #16.


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Earth Earth
Thunder Earth

The beginning hexagram #2 can be broken down into the upper trigram of Earth over another lower trigram of Earth.

The successive transformed hexagram, #16, breaks down into a new, changed upper trigram of Thunder over an unchanged lower trigram of Earth.


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 16

Changing line #4

"The Bound Satchel" - Danger is associated with visibility here. Keep ones thoughts, writings and work under wraps until the danger passes. A time to keep secrets. Ideas and opinions should often be saved for the right moment.


The future hexagram #16:
"Approval"

The meaning of hexagram #16

This hexagram with only one solid line indicates approval and enthusiastic support for actions and decisions. One strong line exists among many weaker supporting lines. In matters involving group decisions, consensus will be reached, and a single point of view will be shared among many. In personal matters, a choice will be respected, admired or obeyed. Unity is referenced here. Many act as one, because the one acts with confidence and clear leadership.

For more about hexagram #16, including changing lines for #16 visit the main hexagram #16 page.


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