I Ching Hexagram 27 Changing to Hexagram 41

#27.2 > #41
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"Nourishment"   is changing to   "Decrease"

Here, we see I Ching hexagram #27 changing to hexagram #41 with a solitary changing line.

In this transformation, the changes are limited to the lower trigram during the shift from #27 to #41.


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Mountain Thunder
Mountain Lake

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

The following completed hexagram, #41, is composed of a preserved upper trigram of Mountain positioned above a transformed 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 41

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.


The future hexagram #41:
"Decrease"

The meaning of hexagram #41

Like a wooden foundation that has become weak and flimsy, this hexagram signifies a time of instability. Be careful, this could be a time of decreased prosperity. If handled wisely however, the future may hold a simple redistribution of funds. Simplicity and integrity are the keys here. If you reduce your goals, others will support your efforts. Reducing your immediate expectations may be a necessary step toward your greater dreams and aspirations. This is not a time to panic. It is a time to value simplicity and enjoy the natural world.

For more about hexagram #41, including changing lines for #41 visit the main hexagram #41 page.


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