"Pitfalls" is changing to "Patience"
In the illustration seen here, we see I Ching hexagram #29 transforming to hexagram #5 with a total of 2 changing lines.
In this changing hexagram, the transition occurs only in the lower trigram during the shift from #29 to #5.
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The starting hexagram #29 can be broken down into the upper trigram of Water on top of an identical lower trigram of Water.
The following changed hexagram, #5, is composed of an unchanged upper trigram of Water on top of a transitioned lower trigram of Heaven.
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 5
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 #3
"The Power of Waiting"- Stay put. Don't act one way or the other. Herein lies your strength.
The future hexagram #5:
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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