I Ching Hexagram 29 Changing to Hexagram 53

#29.2,3,6 > #53
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #29 to #53. — There's more information on the main hexagram #29 page

"Pitfalls"   is changing to   "Gradual Progress"

In the transformation shown above, we see I Ching hexagram #29 transforming to hexagram #53 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen changing from #29 to #53.


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Water Water
Wind Mountain

The starting hexagram #29 can be broken down into the upper trigram of Water above another lower trigram of Water.

The second completed hexagram, #53, is composed of a newly transformed upper trigram of Wind above a newly transformed lower trigram of Mountain.


The starting hexagram #29:
"Pitfalls"

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 53

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 #3

"The Power of Waiting"- Stay put. Don't act one way or the other. Herein lies your strength.

Changing line #6

"Imprisonment"- The shackles you wear have grown tight. Come to grips with what is happening. Within three years time the light will shine brightly again


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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