I Ching Hexagram 27 Changing to Hexagram 10

#27.2,4,5 > #10
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #27 to #10. — There's more information on the main hexagram #27 page

"Nourishment"   is changing to   "Steps"

In the illustration seen here, we see I Ching hexagram #27 transitioning to hexagram #10 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed in the transition from #27 to #10.


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Mountain Thunder
Heaven Lake

The starting hexagram #27 deconstructs into the upper trigram of Mountain above the lower trigram of Thunder.

The successive changed hexagram, #10, is built from a new, changed upper trigram of Heaven above a new, changed lower trigram of Lake.


The starting hexagram #27:
"Nourishment"

The meaning of hexagram #27

The image of an open mouth is portrayed by this hexagram. This is a time to nourish one's body, mind and spirit. It is also a time to delight in nourishing others. Remember, giving and receiving are not inherently different. To give is to receive. Feed yourself with good ideas, good actions, good books, good teachers and good people.


The changing lines between hexagram 27 and hexagram 10

Changing line #2

"Seeking the Best Nourishment"- This line is a reminder to take responsibility for one's own nourishment. Don't receive from the ungenerous. Be wise with your giving as well. Give help to those who have genuine potential, not to those who are unmotivated or ungenerous.

Changing line #4

"Summoning Support"- This line is a reminder to gather your team of supporters with great care and attention. Let your values be your guide. Live by your principals. Look toward the highest peaks for comradeship and connection.

Changing line #5

"Stepping off the Path"- Nurture yourself by taking a break from forward motion. Stand still for a while. Don't start a new project, job or romance just yet. Seek spiritual counsel first.


The future hexagram #10:
"Steps"

The meaning of hexagram #10

This simple looking hexagram relates to circumstances which might be inherently risky. In most cases treading in dangerous places is inadvisable. At this time however, there is very little danger. It is written in the ancient Book of Changes that "One steps on the tail of a tiger at his or her own risk" but the appearance of this hexagram suggests that right now such an act would be ignored (or even seen as playful). A more general reference here could be a mingling of people belonging to different social backgrounds. This sign is typically positive.

For more about hexagram #10, including changing lines for #10 visit the main hexagram #10 page.


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