"Traveling" is changing to "Gradual Progress"
Above, we can see I Ching hexagram #56 changing to hexagram #53 with a total of 2 changing lines.
In this changing hexagram, the transformation is seen only in the upper trigram during the movement from #56 to #53.
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The initial hexagram #56 breaks down into the upper trigram of Fire positioned above the lower trigram of Mountain.
The following completed hexagram, #53, deconstructs into a transformed upper trigram of Wind positioned above a preserved lower trigram of Mountain.
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 53
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 #53:
The meaning of hexagram #53
Like a young sapling slowly reaching toward the sky, this hexagram portends an incremental process toward new achievements. This is a time to put all your energy and attention directly on the step you are currently on. Too frequently we focus on the final destination without focusing on all the fascinating destinations along the way. Let each step be its own adventure and it's own goal. Now is the time to focus on today. Tomorrow will still come.
For more about hexagram #53, including changing lines for #53 visit the main hexagram #53 page.
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