I Ching Hexagram 2 Changing to Hexagram 56

#2.3,4,6 > #56
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #2 to #56. — There's more information on the main hexagram #2 page

"The Receptive"   is changing to   "Traveling"

In the illustration seen here, we see I Ching hexagram #2 transforming to hexagram #56 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transforming from #2 to #56.


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Earth Earth
Fire Mountain

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

The second transformed hexagram, #56, is composed of a transformed upper trigram of Fire positioned above a 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 56

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.

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 #56:
"Traveling"

The meaning of hexagram #56

This hexagram indicates a journey of discovery. It could be an outer journey to a new place or employment, or may reference a journey of self-discovery. This is a time to be sincere and extremely honest with yourself. What are you really looking for? Where do you think it will be found? Wandering over mountain tops, the wise person sees each step as a gift, and knows that home is always right where one stands. If you feel like staying, stay. If you feel like moving, move. Let your heart be your guide.

For more about hexagram #56, including changing lines for #56 visit the main hexagram #56 page.


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