I Ching Hexagram 2 Changing to Hexagram 55

#2.1,3,4 > #55
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"The Receptive"   is changing to   "Abundance and Fullness"

In the transformation pictured above, we can see I Ching hexagram #2 transitioning to hexagram #55 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed from #2 to #55.


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Earth Earth
Thunder Fire

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

The successive changed hexagram, #55, can be broken down into a transformed upper trigram of Thunder over a transformed lower trigram of Fire.


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 55

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 #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 #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 #55:
"Abundance and Fullness"

The meaning of hexagram #55

This fortuitous hexagram implies a time of clarity, prosperity and completeness. Like lightning piercing through clouds, success can strike with incredible speed and force. However, the wise person remains cautious and knows that success often comes with associated dangers. Spend your success wisely and save portions for a time of need. Abundance can come and go. Stay in contact with the person within. You are your own best kept treasure. You are what you are seeking, and always have been.

For more about hexagram #55, including changing lines for #55 visit the main hexagram #55 page.


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