"The Cauldron" is changing to "Increase"
Above, we can see I Ching hexagram #50 transitioning to hexagram #42 with a total of 5 changing lines.
In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen changing from #50 to #42.
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The initial hexagram #50 is built from the upper trigram of Fire over the lower trigram of Wind.
The secondary completed hexagram, #42, is composed of a newly transformed upper trigram of Wind over a newly transformed lower trigram of Thunder.
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 42
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 #2
"A Filled Cauldron"- Your life will become filled with helpful and capable people. Ignore those who are envious of your achievements. Their opinions are small and insignificant and they cannot touch the deep sense of certainty you will have going forward.
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
Changing line #5
"Bright Golden Handles"- Here, the cauldron's old handles have been replaced by beautiful new handles, signifying that the right helpers are gathering together at this time. Expect continued success
The future hexagram #42:
The meaning of hexagram #42
Like wind growing stronger and thunder growing louder, this hexagram signifies a time of building up and amassing of energies. A time of prosperity, increased health and vitality is drawing near. Use this increased flow of good fortune to support others, foster your education or start a business. Expect a burst of creative power that will be sustained easily. Shoulder your responsibility wisely. Let forces combine for greater abundance and let your inner drive propel you forward.
For more about hexagram #42, including changing lines for #42 visit the main hexagram #42 page.
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