I Ching Hexagram 56 Changing to Hexagram 17

#56.1,3,5,6 > #17
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"Traveling"   is changing to   "Following"

In the transformation shown above, we can see I Ching hexagram #56 transforming to hexagram #17 with a total of 4 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed from #56 to #17.


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Fire Mountain
Lake Thunder

The beginning hexagram #56 can be broken down into the upper trigram of Fire over the lower trigram of Mountain.

The second completed hexagram, #17, deconstructs into a transitioned upper trigram of Lake over a transitioned lower trigram of Thunder.


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 17

Changing line #1

"Ignoring Trivial Concerns"- If you focus on trivial worries as you journey through life, this will lead to misfortune. There is no reason to get defensive at this time. Treat others with respect and they will treat you the same.

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

Changing line #6

"The Burning Nest"- This will be a time when you lose your resting place. Though unfortunate, the wise person continues on, trusting that this loss is all for the best in the end.


The future hexagram #17:
"Following"

The meaning of hexagram #17

The act of 'following' is often seen as a lesser state to 'leading'. But leading requires knowledge and knowledge is gained from following those who are experienced and great. There is no shame in following one who has knowlege for that is how leadership is perfected. In order to lead one must know what following is. In order to follow well, one must be focused on leadership. A weak follower is one who follows without ambition. A weak leader is one who leads without a knowledge of following.

For more about hexagram #17, including changing lines for #17 visit the main hexagram #17 page.


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