"The Receptive" is changing to "Nourishment"
In the illustration seen here, we can see I Ching hexagram #2 changing to hexagram #27 with a total of 2 changing lines.
In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are transformed from #2 to #27.
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The beginning hexagram #2 can be broken down into the upper trigram of Earth over another lower trigram of Earth.
The second changed hexagram, #27, is composed of a newly transformed upper trigram of Mountain over a newly transformed lower trigram of Thunder.
The starting hexagram #2:
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 27
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 #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 #27:
The meaning of hexagram #27
The image of an open mouth is portrayed by this hexagram. This is a time to nourish one's body, mind and spirit. It is also a time to delight in nourishing others. Remember, giving and receiving are not inherently different. To give is to receive. Feed yourself with good ideas, good actions, good books, good teachers and good people.
For more about hexagram #27, including changing lines for #27 visit the main hexagram #27 page.
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