I Ching Hexagram 31 Changing to Hexagram 2

#31.3,4,5 > #2
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"Influence"   is changing to   "The Receptive"

In the illustration seen here, we see I Ching hexagram #31 changing to hexagram #2 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen changing from #31 to #2.


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Lake Mountain
Earth Earth

The beginning hexagram #31 is built from the upper trigram of Lake above the lower trigram of Mountain.

The second completed hexagram, #2, is built from a newly transformed upper trigram of Earth above a newly transformed lower trigram of Earth.


The starting hexagram #31:
"Influence"

The meaning of hexagram #31

We are all interconnected and we all affect each other's lives. This hexagram symbolizes the power each of us has to support one another, change and charm one another. This is a time to cooperate and connect. The deeper and broader meaning of relationships comes into play as one explores the ways that friends and lovers change each other. This will be a time when you easily bring someone new into your life. You can understand your lover/partner/co-worker by studying them and their movements. Win their approval with your loyalty and steadfast vision.


The changing lines between hexagram 31 and hexagram 2

Changing line #3

"Observing the Thighs"- This line is a reminder that our changing moods influence our movements. Don't follow someone blindly. Be sensitive and gentle toward the shifting emotions in yourself and others

Changing line #4

"Letting the Heart Influence"- The true and quiet power of one's own inner heart and nature ensures the best influence upon others. Be true, firm and loving in yourself and there will be good fortune.

Changing line #5

"Patting Yourself on the Back"- If we cannot influence ourselves, we cannot produce positive change in others. Growth starts from within. Cheer others on by way of cheering yourself on first. Your attitude toward yourself determines your attitude toward others


The future hexagram #2:
"The Receptive"

The meaning of hexagram #2

The Receptive is the hexagram denoting "devotion" and the spirit of the Earth. Fertile ground is required for creation. The hexagram of "the receptive" often has a strong female meaning, but can denote a powerful relationship between either a man and a woman, a father and son or between friends. A conscious act of devotion and a willingness to stand by that person, principle or force which sustains us, guides us or fills us with energy.

For more about hexagram #2, including changing lines for #2 visit the main hexagram #2 page.


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