I Ching Hexagram 2 Changing to Hexagram 42

#2.1,5,6 > #42
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #2 to #42. — There's more information on the main hexagram #2 page

"The Receptive"   is changing to   "Increase"

In the illustration above, we can see I Ching hexagram #2 changing to hexagram #42 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are transformed from #2 to #42.


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Earth Earth
Wind Thunder

The first hexagram #2 deconstructs into the upper trigram of Earth over an identical lower trigram of Earth.

The secondary completed hexagram, #42, is built from a newly transformed upper trigram of Wind over a newly transformed lower trigram of Thunder.


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 42

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 #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.

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 #42:
"Increase"

The meaning of hexagram #42

Like wind growing stronger and thunder growing louder, this hexagram signifies a time of building up and amassing of energies. A time of prosperity, increased health and vitality is drawing near. Use this increased flow of good fortune to support others, foster your education or start a business. Expect a burst of creative power that will be sustained easily. Shoulder your responsibility wisely. Let forces combine for greater abundance and let your inner drive propel you forward.

For more about hexagram #42, including changing lines for #42 visit the main hexagram #42 page.


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