I Ching Hexagram 27 Changing to Hexagram 20

#27.1,5 > #20
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"Nourishment"   is changing to   "Meditation"

In the illustration shown here, we see I Ching hexagram #27 changing to hexagram #20 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are transformed from #27 to #20.


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Mountain Thunder
Wind Earth

The initial hexagram #27 can be broken down into the upper trigram of Mountain above the lower trigram of Thunder.

The following transformed hexagram, #20, is composed of a new, changed upper trigram of Wind above a new, changed lower trigram of Earth.


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 20

Changing line #1

"The Sacred Turtle"-In this line, the turtle symbolizes wisdom and spiritual openness. Admire these qualities in others and notice them in yourself. If you ignore them, misfortune could start to crawl into your life.

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 #20:
"Meditation"

The meaning of hexagram #20

The meaning of this hexagram is meditation and contemplation, but the visual significance is that of a tower with a broad view which enables one to meditate on the wider landscape rather than immediate events. An additional meaning of this tower is that the tower itself can be seen for many miles, suggesting "an example" being set for others. This is a time to reflect carefully on what has gone before, and what is happening now in a broader sense. Decisions made at this time will be witnessed by many.

For more about hexagram #20, including changing lines for #20 visit the main hexagram #20 page.


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