I Ching Hexagram 50 Changing to Hexagram 53

#50.2,4,5 > #53
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"The Cauldron"   is changing to   "Gradual Progress"

Here, we see I Ching hexagram #50 transforming to hexagram #53 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed in the transition from #50 to #53.


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Fire Wind
Wind Mountain

The beginning hexagram #50 breaks down into the upper trigram of Fire above the lower trigram of Wind.

The following completed hexagram, #53, is built from a newly transformed upper trigram of Wind above a newly transformed lower trigram of Mountain.


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 53

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 #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"Bright Golden Handles"- Here, the cauldron's old handles have been replaced by beautiful new handles, signifying that the right helpers are gathering together at this time.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 #53:
"Gradual Progress"

The meaning of hexagram #53

Like a young sapling slowly reaching toward the sky, this hexagram portends an incremental process toward new achievements. This is a time to put all your energy and attention directly on the step you are currently on. Too frequently we focus on the final destination without focusing on all the fascinating destinations along the way. Let each step be its own adventure and it's own goal. Now is the time to focus on today. Tomorrow will still come.

For more about hexagram #53, including changing lines for #53 visit the main hexagram #53 page.


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