"Staying Still" is changing to "Grace"
Here, we can see I Ching hexagram #52 changing to hexagram #22 with a single changing line.
In this changing hexagram, the changes are seen only in the lower trigram during the movement from #52 to #22.
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The first hexagram #52 deconstructs into the upper trigram of Mountain positioned above another lower trigram of Mountain.
The second transformed hexagram, #22, breaks down into an untransformed upper trigram of Mountain positioned above a newly transformed lower trigram of Fire.
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 22
Changing line #1
"Keeping Toes Still"- Before you go forward on your path, take a deep breath and stand still for a time. Be alert and aware of where you are. The wise person will have no problems because they step forward slowly and consciously from the onset.
The future hexagram #22:
The meaning of hexagram #22
Like a sacred fire lighting up the night sky, this hexagram is about the beauty of form - the grace of the material world. When something is pleasing to the eye, it can fuel success and happiness. This is a favorable time to begin something new, alter one's wardrobe or redecorate. Adornment brings confidence and freedom. Enjoy the shifting appearances, but don't over indulge in them or they will distract you from true value.
For more about hexagram #22, including changing lines for #22 visit the main hexagram #22 page.
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