I Ching Hexagram 56 Changing to Hexagram 12

#56.3,5 > #12
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #56 to #12. — There's more information on the main hexagram #56 page

"Traveling"   is changing to   "Stagnation"

In the transformation pictured above, we can see I Ching hexagram #56 changing to hexagram #12 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are transformed from #56 to #12.


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Fire Mountain
Heaven Earth

The first hexagram #56 is composed of the upper trigram of Fire above the lower trigram of Mountain.

The following completed hexagram, #12, is built from a transformed upper trigram of Heaven above a transformed lower trigram of Earth.


The starting hexagram #56:
"Traveling"

The meaning of hexagram #56

This hexagram indicates a journey of discovery. It could be an outer journey to a new place or employment, or may reference a journey of self-discovery. This is a time to be sincere and extremely honest with yourself. What are you really looking for? Where do you think it will be found? Wandering over mountain tops, the wise person sees each step as a gift, and knows that home is always right where one stands. If you feel like staying, stay. If you feel like moving, move. Let your heart be your guide.


The changing lines between hexagram 56 and hexagram 12

Changing line #3

"The Burning Inn"- Extend kindness to strangers on the path. The image of the burning Inn implies you have over-stayed your welcome. Accept this news and move on

Changing line #5

"Shooting an Arrow Straight On"- This image implies a situation where you will be praised for your talents. You will make friends easily, even if you are in a new land


The future hexagram #12:
"Stagnation"

The meaning of hexagram #12

This ominous hexagram symbolizes heaven and earth out of balance. Creative energies are flowing the wrong way, and little is accomplished. Ideas and projects stagnate, and enthusiasm disappears. Those who are not worthy of accomplishment are on the rise. Lesser men and women dominate the scene. Wise men note that the situation is dangerous and withdraw into introspection, modesty and meditation. Very little of value can be accomplished at this time.

For more about hexagram #12, including changing lines for #12 visit the main hexagram #12 page.


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