I Ching Hexagram 27 Changing to Hexagram 6

#27.1,2,4,5 > #6
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"Nourishment"   is changing to   "Conflict"

Here, we can see I Ching hexagram #27 transitioning to hexagram #6 with a total of 4 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed from #27 to #6.


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Mountain Thunder
Heaven Water

The first hexagram #27 can be broken down into the upper trigram of Mountain on top of the lower trigram of Thunder.

The secondary completed hexagram, #6, breaks down into a newly transformed upper trigram of Heaven on top of a newly transformed lower trigram of Water.


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 6

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 #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 #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.


The future hexagram #6:
"Conflict"

The meaning of hexagram #6

The message of this hexagram is that even those who go through life with good-will and the best intentions will at times meet with hostility and powerful opposition. At this time it is advised that conflict be avoided, for conflict at this time (even if justified) will lead to more serious setbacks. There are times when a "cautious halt" can be far more powerful than the most aggressive response.

For more about hexagram #6, including changing lines for #6 visit the main hexagram #6 page.


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