I Ching Hexagram 2 Changing to Hexagram 39

#2.3,5 > #39
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"The Receptive"   is changing to   "Obstruction"

In the illustration shown here, we see I Ching hexagram #2 transforming to hexagram #39 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transitioning from #2 to #39.


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Earth Earth
Water Mountain

The starting hexagram #2 is composed of the upper trigram of Earth over an identical lower trigram of Earth.

The following completed hexagram, #39, deconstructs into a transitioned upper trigram of Water over a transitioned lower trigram of Mountain.


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 39

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 #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 #39:
"Obstruction"

The meaning of hexagram #39

This foreboding hexagram is a telltale sign of great difficulty and adversity. This is a time to seek guidance and counsel from a wise person, an elder or an entire team. Remember, asking for help is a sign of strength not weakness. This may be a time to seek support and break free of isolation. Perseverance brings good fortune. Stay put for a while if you think it wise. Though you may be stopped in your path on an outer level, let your inner purpose stay true to its course.

For more about hexagram #39, including changing lines for #39 visit the main hexagram #39 page.


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