I Ching Hexagram 50 Changing to Hexagram 7

#50.3,4,6 > #7
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"The Cauldron"   is changing to   "The Army"

In the illustration above, we see I Ching hexagram #50 transforming to hexagram #7 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are transformed from #50 to #7.


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Fire Wind
Earth Water

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

The successive completed hexagram, #7, is built from a transitioned upper trigram of Earth 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 7

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 #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 #7:
"The Army"

The meaning of hexagram #7

Even with powerful allies and armies, no success is possible if leadership wavers. Good leadership requires public strength, but more importantly: private discipline. Remember to treat your allies well, and support the greater good. Success at this time will be the result of strong interpersonal ties and dedicated personal discipline. To indulge one's ego or one's own personal ambitions will fail. A unified force will succeed. The importance of clear communication is also referenced here.

For more about hexagram #7, including changing lines for #7 visit the main hexagram #7 page.


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