I Ching Hexagram 2 Changing to Hexagram 20

#2.5,6 > #20
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #2 to #20. — There's more information on the main hexagram #2 page

"The Receptive"   is changing to   "Meditation"

Here, we can see I Ching hexagram #2 transforming to hexagram #20 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, the changes are limited to the upper trigram during the movement from #2 to #20.


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Earth Earth
Wind Earth

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

The following transformed hexagram, #20, can be broken down into a transitioned upper trigram of Wind positioned above a preserved, 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 20

Changing line #5

"The Yellow Garment" - Yellow symbolizes the earth and that which is authentic. Look beneath the surface to see what is real. Outward appearances are less important than that which lies beneath. A simple yellow garment is worn underneath. Modesty, integrity and simplicity will defeat flashy displays and superficial efforts.

Changing line #6

"The Battle of Dragons" - A change in this line represents two dragons fighting. One is real, the other is a false dragon which will be defeated, but both will suffer injury. This is a battle which has been fought before -- and will be fought again.


The future hexagram #20:
"Meditation"

The meaning of hexagram #20

The meaning of this hexagram is meditation and contemplation, but the visual significance is that of a tower with a broad view which enables one to meditate on the wider landscape rather than immediate events. An additional meaning of this tower is that the tower itself can be seen for many miles, suggesting "an example" being set for others. This is a time to reflect carefully on what has gone before, and what is happening now in a broader sense. Decisions made at this time will be witnessed by many.

For more about hexagram #20, including changing lines for #20 visit the main hexagram #20 page.


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