"Family" is changing to "Following"
In the transformation pictured above, we can see I Ching hexagram #37 transforming to hexagram #17 with a total of 3 changing lines.
In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed from #37 to #17.
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The starting hexagram #37 breaks down into the upper trigram of Wind over the lower trigram of Fire.
The following changed hexagram, #17, can be broken down into a newly transformed upper trigram of Lake over a newly transformed lower trigram of Thunder.
The starting hexagram #37:
The meaning of hexagram #37
This hexagram reminds us that our relationships with family and friends can provide us with insight. We see reflections of ourselves in our relationships with those around us. Family is a microcosm. We must observe the ties we have with our family members and understand our place in the family to gain perspective on ourselves. Who holds authority in your family? Who plays the part of a follower? In which directions does love flow or not flow? Observe all aspects of family life. Valuable nuggets of insight are available now.
The changing lines between hexagram 37 and hexagram 17
Changing line #3
"Solidifying through Arguments"- When tempers flare, and you feel separate from your family, don't assume rupture is all that there is. With any family argument, a door has actually been flung open, offering a path toward deeper closeness to the tribe. What may seem like a dividing gap is really a bridge to a deeper connection. Make amends and see that you can count on your family in times of need.
Changing line #4
"Cooperating is the Key to Prosperity"- Success comes when all family members work as a cohesive unit. There is great power in synergy
Changing line #6
"Directing with Truth"- Only the foolhardy individual uses deceit to try to bond a family together or get their way within its structure. The wise family member uses sincerity and inner truth in all actions and communications. Sincerity should be the guiding light in any team endeavor, be it in family or business.
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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