I Ching Hexagram 2 Changing to Hexagram 52

#2.3,6 > #52
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"The Receptive"   is changing to   "Staying Still"

In the illustration above, we can see I Ching hexagram #2 transitioning to hexagram #52 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transitioning from #2 to #52.


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Earth Earth
Mountain Mountain

The first hexagram #2 can be broken down into the upper trigram of Earth above another lower trigram of Earth.

The second changed hexagram, #52, can be broken down into a newly transformed upper trigram of Mountain above a newly transformed 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 52

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 #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 #52:
"Staying Still"

The meaning of hexagram #52

This hexagram suggests finding stillness and peace amidst chaos and motion. The world is constantly in flux. But this hexagram is asking you to call into question the notion that there needs to be movement at all. Staying still in one's heart can be the ultimate destination. The wise person, who has found stillness of mind and heart, will experience no opposition at this time. This is an opportunity to meditate and gain new awareness. You will soon find that you are able to take a breather from the noise of your mind and your life. Out of deep inner stillness comes powerful action.

For more about hexagram #52, including changing lines for #52 visit the main hexagram #52 page.


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