"The Receptive" is changing to "Dispersing"
Above, we see I Ching hexagram #2 transitioning to hexagram #59 with a total of 3 changing lines.
In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transforming from #2 to #59.
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The beginning hexagram #2 breaks down into the upper trigram of Earth over an identical lower trigram of Earth.
The second transformed hexagram, #59, can be broken down into a transitioned upper trigram of Wind over a transitioned lower trigram of Water.
The starting hexagram #2:
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 59
Changing line #2
"Straightness, Solidity and Greatness" - A strong construction and a stable foundation allow for a powerful structure to be built above. Directness leads to greatness. Do not take the roundabout path to your goal when the straightforward approach is necessary.
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 #59:
The meaning of hexagram #59
This powerful hexagram indicates a dispersal of people and ideas. In the same way that wind skims across a watery surface, sending thousands of ripples in its path, this hexagram signifies a time of many small changes. Old partnerships dissolve, friends move or money seems to get away from you for a time. Don't be concerned. The wise person knows that a period of dispersion inevitably gives rise to the return of another cycle of positive growth. This hexagram may also reference friends or family who move away.
For more about hexagram #59, including changing lines for #59 visit the main hexagram #59 page.
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