I Ching Hexagram 56 Changing to Hexagram 42

#56.1,3,4,5 > #42
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"Traveling"   is changing to   "Increase"

In the transformation pictured above, we see I Ching hexagram #56 transforming to hexagram #42 with a total of 4 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen changing from #56 to #42.


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Fire Mountain
Wind Thunder

The first hexagram #56 is built from the upper trigram of Fire on top of the lower trigram of Mountain.

The secondary transformed hexagram, #42, breaks down into a newly transformed upper trigram of Wind on top of a newly transformed 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 42

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

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 #5

"Shooting an Arrow Straight On"- This image implies a situation where you will be praised for your talents. You will make friends easily, even if you are in a new land


The future hexagram #42:
"Increase"

The meaning of hexagram #42

Like wind growing stronger and thunder growing louder, this hexagram signifies a time of building up and amassing of energies. A time of prosperity, increased health and vitality is drawing near. Use this increased flow of good fortune to support others, foster your education or start a business. Expect a burst of creative power that will be sustained easily. Shoulder your responsibility wisely. Let forces combine for greater abundance and let your inner drive propel you forward.

For more about hexagram #42, including changing lines for #42 visit the main hexagram #42 page.


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