I Ching Hexagram 56 Changing to Hexagram 21

#56.1,3 > #21
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"Traveling"   is changing to   "Jaws"

In the illustration seen here, we see I Ching hexagram #56 transitioning to hexagram #21 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, the transition occurs only in the lower trigram during the shift from #56 to #21.


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Fire Mountain
Fire Thunder

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

The successive completed hexagram, #21, can be broken down into a preserved upper trigram of Fire over a new, changed 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 21

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


The future hexagram #21:
"Jaws"

The meaning of hexagram #21

This hexagram which is formed of the two powerful trigrams "Fire" and "Thunder" suggests something that is caught between two powerful forces. When that thing which is caught between the two forces is "chewed up", a positive union of two powerful forces will occur. There may be something that stands between you and your goal. It will not vanish by itself -- instead it will take constant and repeated pressure to remove this obstacle. This hexagram may also symbolize a lawsuit, legal action or legal penalties.

For more about hexagram #21, including changing lines for #21 visit the main hexagram #21 page.


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