I Ching Hexagram 2 Changing to Hexagram 21

#2.1,4,6 > #21
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"The Receptive"   is changing to   "Jaws"

In the transformation shown above, we can see I Ching hexagram #2 changing to hexagram #21 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen changing from #2 to #21.


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Earth Earth
Fire Thunder

The starting hexagram #2 breaks down into the upper trigram of Earth on top of a matching lower trigram of Earth.

The second completed hexagram, #21, is composed of a new, changed upper trigram of Fire on top of a new, changed lower trigram of Thunder.


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 21

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 #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.

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 #21:
"Jaws"

The meaning of hexagram #21

This hexagram which is formed of the two powerful trigrams "Fire" and "Thunder" suggests something that is caught between two powerful forces. When that thing which is caught between the two forces is "chewed up", a positive union of two powerful forces will occur. There may be something that stands between you and your goal. It will not vanish by itself -- instead it will take constant and repeated pressure to remove this obstacle. This hexagram may also symbolize a lawsuit, legal action or legal penalties.

For more about hexagram #21, including changing lines for #21 visit the main hexagram #21 page.


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