"Family" is changing to "Patience"
Above, we can see I Ching hexagram #37 changing to hexagram #5 with a total of 2 changing lines.
In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed in the transition from #37 to #5.
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The initial hexagram #37 can be broken down into the upper trigram of Wind above the lower trigram of Fire.
The following completed hexagram, #5, deconstructs into a transitioned upper trigram of Water above a transitioned lower trigram of Heaven.
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 5
Changing line #2
"Nourishing Everyone"- Whether or not there is a central bread winner, a family that evenly divides the chores and duties will forge a stronger bond.
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 #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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