"Staying Still" is changing to "Meditation"
In the transformation shown above, we see I Ching hexagram #52 changing to hexagram #20 with a total of 2 changing lines.
In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed in the transition from #52 to #20.
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The beginning hexagram #52 can be broken down into the upper trigram of Mountain above another lower trigram of Mountain.
The secondary changed hexagram, #20, deconstructs into a newly transformed upper trigram of Wind above a newly transformed lower trigram of Earth.
The starting hexagram #52:
The meaning of hexagram #52
This hexagram suggests finding stillness and peace amidst chaos and motion. The world is constantly in flux. But this hexagram is asking you to call into question the notion that there needs to be movement at all. Staying still in one's heart can be the ultimate destination. The wise person, who has found stillness of mind and heart, will experience no opposition at this time. This is an opportunity to meditate and gain new awareness. You will soon find that you are able to take a breather from the noise of your mind and your life. Out of deep inner stillness comes powerful action.
The changing lines between hexagram 52 and hexagram 20
Changing line #3
"Keeping Hips Still"- Real stillness of mind and emotions cannot be forced. It must be allowed and eased into. "Keeping hips still" refers to an artificial or awkward sense of stillness. This is not living in freedom. The wise person embraces stillness of mind without ever needing to force it. Pure intention of it is enough to induce it.
Changing line #5
"Keeping Mouth Shut"- Less talking, quietness and silence are your best allies at this time. Employ them to help promote your peace of mind.
The future hexagram #20:
The meaning of hexagram #20
The meaning of this hexagram is meditation and contemplation, but the visual significance is that of a tower with a broad view which enables one to meditate on the wider landscape rather than immediate events. An additional meaning of this tower is that the tower itself can be seen for many miles, suggesting "an example" being set for others. This is a time to reflect carefully on what has gone before, and what is happening now in a broader sense. Decisions made at this time will be witnessed by many.
For more about hexagram #20, including changing lines for #20 visit the main hexagram #20 page.
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