I Ching Hexagram 27 Changing to Hexagram 7

#27.1,2,6 > #7
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"Nourishment"   is changing to   "The Army"

In the transformation shown above, we see I Ching hexagram #27 changing to hexagram #7 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed from #27 to #7.


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Mountain Thunder
Earth Water

The first hexagram #27 breaks down into the upper trigram of Mountain over the lower trigram of Thunder.

The secondary changed hexagram, #7, can be broken down into a transformed upper trigram of Earth over a 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 7

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 #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 #7:
"The Army"

The meaning of hexagram #7

Even with powerful allies and armies, no success is possible if leadership wavers. Good leadership requires public strength, but more importantly: private discipline. Remember to treat your allies well, and support the greater good. Success at this time will be the result of strong interpersonal ties and dedicated personal discipline. To indulge one's ego or one's own personal ambitions will fail. A unified force will succeed. The importance of clear communication is also referenced here.

For more about hexagram #7, including changing lines for #7 visit the main hexagram #7 page.


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