"Staying Still" is changing to "Obstruction"
In the transformation shown above, we can see I Ching hexagram #52 transforming to hexagram #39 with a total of 2 changing lines.
In this transformation, the transition occurs only in the upper trigram during the progression from #52 to #39.
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The first hexagram #52 is composed of the upper trigram of Mountain on top of an identical lower trigram of Mountain.
The successive transformed hexagram, #39, is composed of a new, changed upper trigram of Water on top of an unchanged lower trigram of Mountain.
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 39
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.
Changing line #6
"Noble Hearted and Still"- This line signifies attainment of true peace and freedom. The feeling of acceptance and spaciousness around inner thought processes has grown so strong that the heart will open wide, and stillness of mind results.
The future hexagram #39:
The meaning of hexagram #39
This foreboding hexagram is a telltale sign of great difficulty and adversity. This is a time to seek guidance and counsel from a wise person, an elder or an entire team. Remember, asking for help is a sign of strength not weakness. This may be a time to seek support and break free of isolation. Perseverance brings good fortune. Stay put for a while if you think it wise. Though you may be stopped in your path on an outer level, let your inner purpose stay true to its course.
For more about hexagram #39, including changing lines for #39 visit the main hexagram #39 page.
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