I Ching Hexagram 27 Changing to Hexagram 5

#27.2,3,5,6 > #5
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"Nourishment"   is changing to   "Patience"

In the illustration above, we can see I Ching hexagram #27 transitioning to hexagram #5 with a total of 4 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed from #27 to #5.


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Mountain Thunder
Water Heaven

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

The second transformed hexagram, #5, is composed of a new, changed upper trigram of Water positioned above a new, changed lower trigram of Heaven.


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 5

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 #3

"Feeding Your Soul"- When choosing friends, co-workers or romantic partners, ignore the superficial realms of status and finances. Be with people who support your deepest values. Receive with an open heart and you will avoid misfortunes and experience greater health.

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 #5:
"Patience"

The meaning of hexagram #5

The lesson of this hexagram is that good things come to those who wait. Patience requires both inner strength and a commitment to resist the temptation of acting prematurely. Often hardships will arise in the course of one's time spent waiting. The message here is that those who endure these hardships, and "cross great streams" will emerge victorious. Do not be put off your path at this time.

For more about hexagram #5, including changing lines for #5 visit the main hexagram #5 page.


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