I Ching Hexagram 2 Changing to Hexagram 36

#2.1,3 > #36
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"The Receptive"   is changing to   "Darkening of the Light"

In the illustration above, we see I Ching hexagram #2 changing to hexagram #36 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this transformation, the transition occurs only in the lower trigram during the progression from #2 to #36.


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Earth Earth
Earth Fire

The starting hexagram #2 deconstructs into the upper trigram of Earth over another lower trigram of Earth.

The following completed hexagram, #36, can be broken down into an unchanged upper trigram of Earth over a newly transformed lower trigram of Fire.


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 36

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 #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.


The future hexagram #36:
"Darkening of the Light"

The meaning of hexagram #36

This hexagram symbolizes a diminishing of one's brightness and spirit. Its meaning is literally "The Wounding of the Bright." Your life may feel out of control or under a dark spell for a time. This too shall pass. A veil of untruth makes things dark, but all hope is not lost. Yield to the darkness for a time, but be cautious of it. As the light dims your inner light grows more visible. You are light. Light is love. The Sun still shines behind its veil of clouds. It is the light inside that is ultimately important. With this knowledge you can survive any darkness outside.

For more about hexagram #36, including changing lines for #36 visit the main hexagram #36 page.


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