I Ching Hexagram 56 Changing to Hexagram 52

#56.4 > #52
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"Traveling"   is changing to   "Staying Still"

In the illustration above, we see I Ching hexagram #56 transforming to hexagram #52 with a solitary changing line.

In this transformation, the transition occurs only in the upper trigram during the movement from #56 to #52.


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Fire Mountain
Mountain Mountain

The initial hexagram #56 breaks down into the upper trigram of Fire on top of the lower trigram of Mountain.

The successive changed hexagram, #52, is built from a transitioned upper trigram of Mountain on top of an unchanged lower trigram of Mountain.


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 52

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 #52:
"Staying Still"

The meaning of hexagram #52

This hexagram suggests finding stillness and peace amidst chaos and motion. The world is constantly in flux. But this hexagram is asking you to call into question the notion that there needs to be movement at all. Staying still in one's heart can be the ultimate destination. The wise person, who has found stillness of mind and heart, will experience no opposition at this time. This is an opportunity to meditate and gain new awareness. You will soon find that you are able to take a breather from the noise of your mind and your life. Out of deep inner stillness comes powerful action.

For more about hexagram #52, including changing lines for #52 visit the main hexagram #52 page.


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