"Permanence" is changing to "Patience"
In the transformation pictured above, we see I Ching hexagram #32 transforming to hexagram #5 with a total of 3 changing lines.
In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen changing from #32 to #5.
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The initial hexagram #32 is built from the upper trigram of Thunder above the lower trigram of Wind.
The successive completed hexagram, #5, is composed of a new, changed upper trigram of Water above a new, changed lower trigram of Heaven.
The starting hexagram #32:
The meaning of hexagram #32
This hexagram points to the importance of stability and constancy. In the same way that thunder and lightning have always been together, the wise person seeks unions that are forever. Keep an optimistic outlook and your friendships/partnerships will endure and succeed. Simultaneously, you must access a sense of stability inside yourself. Like the constellations in the sky, everything in life moves as an integrated whole. Discovering this integration - by which everyone and everything in the Universe are connected -will put you in touch with stability and the power of permanence.
The changing lines between hexagram 32 and hexagram 5
Changing line #1
"Waiting for Maturity"- In order for something to last, it must be nurtured and cultivated. A new endeavor or relationship may not be stable at first. This is OK. Open up gradually to the power of duration.
Changing line #4
"Seeking Worthy Support"- There is no sense in looking for permanency from something which does not feed your soul. If a contact or relationship does not support your higher purposes, let it dissolve.
Changing line #5
"Letting Duty Guide"- In each moment give importance to a sense of honor and duty. What duty will lead to the best outcome? Seek the answer and good fortune will come
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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