"Family" is changing to "The Receptive"
In the illustration shown here, we see I Ching hexagram #37 changing to hexagram #2 with a total of 4 changing lines.
In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transitioning from #37 to #2.
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The starting hexagram #37 breaks down into the upper trigram of Wind above the lower trigram of Fire.
The following changed hexagram, #2, is composed of a transformed upper trigram of Earth above a transformed lower trigram of Earth.
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 2
Changing line #1
"Creating Order"- To bring strength to the family as a whole, establishing rules of conduct and attitude is beneficial.
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 #5
"Trust Fosters Connectivity"- Whether you are a leader or a follower in the family, trust is what matters most. The kids must trust the adults, the adults must trust the kids, and the couple must trust each other. Trust brings true wealth to even the poorest family.
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 #2:
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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