"The Receptive" is changing to "Union"
Above, we can see I Ching hexagram #2 transforming to hexagram #8 with just changing line.
In this transformation, the changes are limited to the upper trigram during the shift from #2 to #8.
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The beginning hexagram #2 is built from the upper trigram of Earth above a matching lower trigram of Earth.
The successive transformed hexagram, #8, breaks down into a transitioned upper trigram of Water above a preserved, unchanged lower trigram of Earth.
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 8
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.
The future hexagram #8:
The meaning of hexagram #8
This hexagram represents the binding force, or commitments that exist between two people or organizations. Through union we become more powerful and yet we must also remember that to some extent we become less free. Strong commitment and authority is required, but so is a letting go of personal desires for the sake of the greater good. Union is an agreement and a blessing. It is a force for strength, but it must also be nurtured and protected. A union that is not defended will eventually shatter.
For more about hexagram #8, including changing lines for #8 visit the main hexagram #8 page.
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