"Pitfalls" is changing to "Following"
In the illustration seen here, we see I Ching hexagram #29 transforming to hexagram #17 with a total of 3 changing lines.
In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed in the transition from #29 to #17.
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The beginning hexagram #29 can be broken down into the upper trigram of Water on top of another lower trigram of Water.
The secondary transformed hexagram, #17, breaks down into a newly transformed upper trigram of Lake on top of a newly transformed lower trigram of Thunder.
The starting hexagram #29:
The meaning of hexagram #29
Dangers and challenges are indicated in this unwelcome hexagram. Faith and connection to others are your lifelines during this doubly dangerous time. Confront all dangers headfirst. Summon your strength and rise to the call. This is a time to take charge. Don't run away from yourself or your problems. To give up at this time may prove disastrous.
The changing lines between hexagram 29 and hexagram 17
Changing line #1
"Falling into an Abyss"- Any attempt to fight what is happening could make the situation worse. True surrender is your savior. Resistance is futile. Ride out the current bad situation and soon it will be over.
Changing line #2
"Rejoice in Small Gains"- This line is a reminder that there is light in the dark. Place attention on the positive, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem. Attention on the positive makes it grow stronger.
Changing line #4
"The Power of Sincerity"- This line is a reminder to keep things simple and pure. With honest intentions, you will see an open window and let more light in to the situation
The future hexagram #17:
The meaning of hexagram #17
The act of 'following' is often seen as a lesser state to 'leading'. But leading requires knowledge and knowledge is gained from following those who are experienced and great. There is no shame in following one who has knowlege for that is how leadership is perfected. In order to lead one must know what following is. In order to follow well, one must be focused on leadership. A weak follower is one who follows without ambition. A weak leader is one who leads without a knowledge of following.
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