I Ching Hexagram 2 Changing to Hexagram 7

#2.2 > #7
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"The Receptive"   is changing to   "The Army"

Here, we see I Ching hexagram #2 transitioning to hexagram #7 with a single changing line.

In this transformation, the changes are seen only in the lower trigram during the movement from #2 to #7.


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Earth Earth
Earth Water

The beginning hexagram #2 can be broken down into the upper trigram of Earth on top of an identical lower trigram of Earth.

The second completed hexagram, #7, can be broken down into a preserved, unchanged upper trigram of Earth on top of a transformed lower trigram of Water.


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 7

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.


The future hexagram #7:
"The Army"

The meaning of hexagram #7

Even with powerful allies and armies, no success is possible if leadership wavers. Good leadership requires public strength, but more importantly: private discipline. Remember to treat your allies well, and support the greater good. Success at this time will be the result of strong interpersonal ties and dedicated personal discipline. To indulge one's ego or one's own personal ambitions will fail. A unified force will succeed. The importance of clear communication is also referenced here.

For more about hexagram #7, including changing lines for #7 visit the main hexagram #7 page.


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