I Ching Hexagram 27 Changing to Hexagram 17

#27.4,5,6 > #17
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"Nourishment"   is changing to   "Following"

Here, we see I Ching hexagram #27 changing to hexagram #17 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, the changes are limited to the upper trigram during the movement from #27 to #17.


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Mountain Thunder
Lake Thunder

The beginning hexagram #27 is composed of the upper trigram of Mountain over the lower trigram of Thunder.

The second transformed hexagram, #17, is built from a newly transformed upper trigram of Lake over a preserved, unchanged lower trigram of Thunder.


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 17

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.

Changing line #6

"Being the Source of Nourishment"- This line is a green light to go ahead. You have achieved a sense of self-nourishment, and others will respond to it. You will be effortlessly supported by others. Gather your team and go forward as planned, knowing success will come.


The future hexagram #17:
"Following"

The meaning of hexagram #17

The act of 'following' is often seen as a lesser state to 'leading'. But leading requires knowledge and knowledge is gained from following those who are experienced and great. There is no shame in following one who has knowlege for that is how leadership is perfected. In order to lead one must know what following is. In order to follow well, one must be focused on leadership. A weak follower is one who follows without ambition. A weak leader is one who leads without a knowledge of following.

For more about hexagram #17, including changing lines for #17 visit the main hexagram #17 page.


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