I Ching Hexagram 2 Changing to Hexagram 28

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"The Receptive"   is changing to   "Test of Faith"

In the illustration seen here, we see I Ching hexagram #2 changing to hexagram #28 with a total of 4 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed from #2 to #28.


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Earth Earth
Lake Wind

The initial hexagram #2 can be broken down into the upper trigram of Earth on top of another lower trigram of Earth.

The secondary changed hexagram, #28, is composed of a transformed upper trigram of Lake on top of a transformed lower trigram of Wind.


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 28

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.

Changing line #3

"For the Greater Good" - There are times to attract attention to oneself, and there are times when the self is less important than the good of others, or the good of the whole. Success and victory are not always personal victories. The modest person achieves greatness by supporting his or her peers.

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 #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.


The future hexagram #28:
"Test of Faith"

The meaning of hexagram #28

When walking across a thin and bending beam, one must take heart and have faith that it will hold. This hexagram is a reminder to not bend under the weight of burdens. It is also about a great inner test. You may be in some danger for a short time. Only through letting go of the old and embracing the new can success be attained. A gentle strength is required here.

For more about hexagram #28, including changing lines for #28 visit the main hexagram #28 page.


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