I Ching Hexagram 27 Changing to Hexagram 53

#27.1,3,5 > #53
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"Nourishment"   is changing to   "Gradual Progress"

Here, we see I Ching hexagram #27 transitioning to hexagram #53 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transitioning from #27 to #53.


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Mountain Thunder
Wind Mountain

The starting hexagram #27 is built from the upper trigram of Mountain over the lower trigram of Thunder.

The successive transformed hexagram, #53, can be broken down into a newly transformed upper trigram of Wind over a newly transformed lower trigram of Mountain.


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 53

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 #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.


The future hexagram #53:
"Gradual Progress"

The meaning of hexagram #53

Like a young sapling slowly reaching toward the sky, this hexagram portends an incremental process toward new achievements. This is a time to put all your energy and attention directly on the step you are currently on. Too frequently we focus on the final destination without focusing on all the fascinating destinations along the way. Let each step be its own adventure and it's own goal. Now is the time to focus on today. Tomorrow will still come.

For more about hexagram #53, including changing lines for #53 visit the main hexagram #53 page.


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