"Traveling" is changing to "Splitting Apart"
In the transformation pictured above, we can see I Ching hexagram #56 transitioning to hexagram #23 with a total of 2 changing lines.
In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen changing from #56 to #23.
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The starting hexagram #56 can be broken down into the upper trigram of Fire on top of the lower trigram of Mountain.
The following completed hexagram, #23, is built from a newly transformed upper trigram of Mountain on top of a newly transformed lower trigram of Earth.
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 23
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.
The future hexagram #23:
The meaning of hexagram #23
Peeling away, implosion and crumbling down are indicated in this serious hexagram. It is not a time to take new actions or purposely change course. Instead, let change happen through surrender. When the Earth's energy erupts, all one can do is get out of the way and accept this force. Stay alert and conscious. The wise person sees this as an opportunity to shed outdated thoughts, feelings and concerns. Destruction sometimes has value.
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