"Traveling" is changing to "Spreading"
In the illustration above, we can see I Ching hexagram #56 transitioning to hexagram #57 with a total of 3 changing lines.
In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed in the transition from #56 to #57.
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The starting hexagram #56 breaks down into the upper trigram of Fire positioned above the lower trigram of Mountain.
The second changed hexagram, #57, can be broken down into a transformed upper trigram of Wind positioned above a transformed lower trigram of Wind.
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 57
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 #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 #57:
The meaning of hexagram #57
Like gentle wind wafting through a village, this hexagram suggests a time of influence and change. This is a time when clarity and truth can pierce through veils of illusion. Through earnestness and a sense of quiet peace, you can penetrate the hearts of those around you and spread goodwill and prosperity. This is a time to speak up and let your voice permeate the land. Communicate your wants and needs to those you love. The key here is to be gentle but continual with the expression of your dreams and wishes. Your will has incredible power to spread at this time. Be heard - but be true to yourself.
For more about hexagram #57, including changing lines for #57 visit the main hexagram #57 page.
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