I Ching Hexagram 2 Changing to Hexagram 51

#2.1,4 > #51
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"The Receptive"   is changing to   "A Powerful Jolt"

In the transformation shown above, we can see I Ching hexagram #2 transforming to hexagram #51 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed from #2 to #51.


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Earth Earth
Thunder Thunder

The beginning hexagram #2 deconstructs into the upper trigram of Earth over a matching lower trigram of Earth.

The following completed hexagram, #51, can be broken down into a new, changed upper trigram of Thunder over a new, changed 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 51

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 #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.


The future hexagram #51:
"A Powerful Jolt"

The meaning of hexagram #51

Just as a clap of thunder brings a jolt to the sky, this hexagram signifies the imminence of a powerful jolt to one's life. Expect a new event, person or idea to shake up your world. This could prove to be a wonderful wake-up call. Although a layer of fear may arise at the onset of the jolt, overall this is a time when fear will transform into excitement. You will laugh amidst the chaos. Eyes once closed will now see. Shock brings a return of energy and power. Outer circumstances will be seen in a new light. New answers and new solutions will appear before you. Or perhaps they were there all along?

For more about hexagram #51, including changing lines for #51 visit the main hexagram #51 page.


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