I Ching Hexagram 56 Changing to Hexagram 2

#56.3,4,6 > #2
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"Traveling"   is changing to   "The Receptive"

Above, we can see I Ching hexagram #56 changing to hexagram #2 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transitioning from #56 to #2.


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Fire Mountain
Earth Earth

The initial hexagram #56 deconstructs into the upper trigram of Fire over the lower trigram of Mountain.

The second changed hexagram, #2, breaks down into a transformed upper trigram of Earth over 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 2

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 #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.

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 #2:
"The Receptive"

The meaning of hexagram #2

The Receptive is the hexagram denoting "devotion" and the spirit of the Earth. Fertile ground is required for creation. The hexagram of "the receptive" often has a strong female meaning, but can denote a powerful relationship between either a man and a woman, a father and son or between friends. A conscious act of devotion and a willingness to stand by that person, principle or force which sustains us, guides us or fills us with energy.

For more about hexagram #2, including changing lines for #2 visit the main hexagram #2 page.


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