I Ching Hexagram 56 Changing to Hexagram 40

#56.2,3,6 > #40
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"Traveling"   is changing to   "Deliverance"

Here, we can see I Ching hexagram #56 transitioning to hexagram #40 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transitioning from #56 to #40.


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Fire Mountain
Thunder Water

The first hexagram #56 breaks down into the upper trigram of Fire over the lower trigram of Mountain.

The successive completed hexagram, #40, is composed of a new, changed upper trigram of Thunder over a new, changed lower trigram of Water.


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 40

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 #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 #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 #40:
"Deliverance"

The meaning of hexagram #40

"Freedom from hardship" is the meaning of this welcome hexagram. Some challenges will still lie ahead, but the stage has been set for success. You have disentangled yourself from opposing forces. Your projects, ideas and dreams are destined to come to fruition. This is a time to rally your support base, and clear the air of any tensions and grievances. This is a time to forgive and forget. Let worries wash away like water.

For more about hexagram #40, including changing lines for #40 visit the main hexagram #40 page.


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