I Ching Hexagram 50 Changing to Hexagram 40

#50.3,6 > #40
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #50 to #40. — There's more information on the main hexagram #50 page

"The Cauldron"   is changing to   "Deliverance"

In the illustration shown here, we can see I Ching hexagram #50 transforming to hexagram #40 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are transformed from #50 to #40.


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Fire Wind
Thunder Water

The starting hexagram #50 breaks down into the upper trigram of Fire over the lower trigram of Wind.

The second completed hexagram, #40, breaks down into a transitioned upper trigram of Thunder over a transitioned lower trigram of Water.


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 40

Changing line #3

"The Cauldron's Handle Snaps"- This line is a reminder to be patient and not get overly frustrated when small problems arise. Ride out the rough spots and soon you will be sailing on once again.

Changing line #6

"Decorated with Jade"- A cauldron decorated with jade means good fortune. Your work, health, friendships and family relations will come into greater harmony.


The future hexagram #40:
"Deliverance"

The meaning of hexagram #40

"Freedom from hardship" is the meaning of this welcome hexagram. Some challenges will still lie ahead, but the stage has been set for success. You have disentangled yourself from opposing forces. Your projects, ideas and dreams are destined to come to fruition. This is a time to rally your support base, and clear the air of any tensions and grievances. This is a time to forgive and forget. Let worries wash away like water.

For more about hexagram #40, including changing lines for #40 visit the main hexagram #40 page.


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