I Ching Hexagram 50 Changing to Hexagram 18

#50.4 > #18
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #50 to #18. — There's more information on the main hexagram #50 page

"The Cauldron"   is changing to   "Ruin"

In the illustration seen here, we see I Ching hexagram #50 changing to hexagram #18 with just changing line.

In this changing hexagram, the transformation is seen only in the upper trigram during the progression from #50 to #18.


Have you tried iFate's award-winning online I Ching readings?
Click here to consult the Oracle.


Fire Wind
Mountain Wind

The initial hexagram #50 breaks down into the upper trigram of Fire on top of the lower trigram of Wind.

The secondary changed hexagram, #18, is composed of a new, changed upper trigram of Mountain on top of a preserved lower trigram of Wind.


The starting hexagram #50:
"The Cauldron"

The meaning of hexagram #50

This hexagram symbolizes a rich cauldron of vitality and nourishment. It is an indication of supreme good fortune and an indication that your mind, body and soul will be well taken care of. The caldron is a container for your hopes, dreams and prayers. It is like a spiritual vessel that stores and then carries your dreams to fruition. Any apparent obstacles in your way will dissolve or be altered in such a way that they then act to propel your endeavors forward. But remember that you are what you consume. Good things come from good thoughts and energies.


The changing lines between hexagram 50 and hexagram 18

Changing line #4

"The Cauldron's Leg Breaks"- This line implies a setback. Take a breather and reevaluate the situation. This is a time to start over or receive support. With clear intentions you will avoid being disgraced


The future hexagram #18:
"Ruin"

The meaning of hexagram #18

Decay and destruction are indicated in this foreboding hexagram which literally means "Mountain above Wind". The cold winds have decended from the mountain and are destroying the crops below. What is being destroyed can be saved, but enormous efforts will be required. Only through dedication and tireless labor will what is cherished be kept safe. A time of scarcity is indicated. Time must not be wasted. To relax at this time is to ensure failure.

For more about hexagram #18, including changing lines for #18 visit the main hexagram #18 page.


Questions about love and romance? Have you tried iFate's award-winning, online
Love I Ching readings?
Click here to consult the I Ching about your love-life.


More ifate logo I Ching: