"Traveling" is changing to "Ruin"
In the illustration above, we see I Ching hexagram #56 transitioning to hexagram #18 with a total of 2 changing lines.
In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen changing from #56 to #18.
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The first hexagram #56 deconstructs into the upper trigram of Fire over the lower trigram of Mountain.
The second transformed hexagram, #18, can be broken down into a new, changed upper trigram of Mountain over a new, changed lower trigram of Wind.
The starting hexagram #56:
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 18
Changing line #2
"Your Needs are Met Easily"- There will be sufficient funds, food, shelter and friendships to help you on your journey. Relax. This is a time when you are touched by grace.
Changing line #4
"Visiting a Small Shelter"- This line means to be grateful for even the simplest pleasures in life. Limit your desires to that which you can really use. Travel lightly.
The future hexagram #18:
The meaning of hexagram #18
Decay and destruction are indicated in this foreboding hexagram which literally means "Mountain above Wind". The cold winds have decended from the mountain and are destroying the crops below. What is being destroyed can be saved, but enormous efforts will be required. Only through dedication and tireless labor will what is cherished be kept safe. A time of scarcity is indicated. Time must not be wasted. To relax at this time is to ensure failure.
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