I Ching Hexagram 2 Changing to Hexagram 19

#2.1,2 > #19
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"The Receptive"   is changing to   "Approaching"

Here, we can see I Ching hexagram #2 changing to hexagram #19 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, the transition occurs only in the lower trigram during the movement from #2 to #19.


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Earth Earth
Earth Lake

The beginning hexagram #2 breaks down into the upper trigram of Earth positioned above another lower trigram of Earth.

The second completed hexagram, #19, can be broken down into a preserved upper trigram of Earth positioned above a newly transformed lower trigram of Lake.


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 19

Changing line #1

"The Ice is Coming" - Frost is underfoot, but soon there will be ice. Pay attention to problems now, as they are warnings of even greater problems yet to come. Issues addressed at this early stage will be much easier to deal with.

Changing line #2

"Straightness, Solidity and Greatness" - A strong construction and a stable foundation allow for a powerful structure to be built above. Directness leads to greatness. Do not take the roundabout path to your goal when the straightforward approach is necessary.


The future hexagram #19:
"Approaching"

The meaning of hexagram #19

This hexagram references the positive concepts of anticipation and expectation. A time of growing power and energies which have not yet revealed themselves. Diligence and focus must be at maximal levels because a time of great flourishing is near. The period of late winter (just prior to the springtime) is also referenced here.

For more about hexagram #19, including changing lines for #19 visit the main hexagram #19 page.


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