"The Cauldron" is changing to "Decrease"
In the transformation shown above, we can see I Ching hexagram #50 changing to hexagram #41 with a total of 3 changing lines.
In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen changing from #50 to #41.
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The beginning hexagram #50 breaks down into the upper trigram of Fire over the lower trigram of Wind.
The following transformed hexagram, #41, is built from a newly transformed upper trigram of Mountain over a newly transformed lower trigram of Lake.
The starting hexagram #50:
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 41
Changing line #1
"Overturning the Cauldron"- This will be a time where you easily let go of everything you no longer need. You will rid yourself, your organization and your life of old ideas that no longer serve you. Tip over the cauldron and receive anew all that is fresh and alive.
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 #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 #41:
The meaning of hexagram #41
Like a wooden foundation that has become weak and flimsy, this hexagram signifies a time of instability. Be careful, this could be a time of decreased prosperity. If handled wisely however, the future may hold a simple redistribution of funds. Simplicity and integrity are the keys here. If you reduce your goals, others will support your efforts. Reducing your immediate expectations may be a necessary step toward your greater dreams and aspirations. This is not a time to panic. It is a time to value simplicity and enjoy the natural world.
For more about hexagram #41, including changing lines for #41 visit the main hexagram #41 page.
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