I Ching Hexagram 2 Changing to Hexagram 41

#2.1,2,6 > #41
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"The Receptive"   is changing to   "Decrease"

Above, we see I Ching hexagram #2 transitioning to hexagram #41 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen changing from #2 to #41.


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Earth Earth
Mountain Lake

The initial hexagram #2 can be broken down into the upper trigram of Earth above an identical lower trigram of Earth.

The successive completed hexagram, #41, breaks down into a newly transformed upper trigram of Mountain above a newly transformed lower trigram of Lake.


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 41

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 #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 #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 #41:
"Decrease"

The meaning of hexagram #41

Like a wooden foundation that has become weak and flimsy, this hexagram signifies a time of instability. Be careful, this could be a time of decreased prosperity. If handled wisely however, the future may hold a simple redistribution of funds. Simplicity and integrity are the keys here. If you reduce your goals, others will support your efforts. Reducing your immediate expectations may be a necessary step toward your greater dreams and aspirations. This is not a time to panic. It is a time to value simplicity and enjoy the natural world.

For more about hexagram #41, including changing lines for #41 visit the main hexagram #41 page.


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