"Spreading" is changing to "Meditation"
Here, we see I Ching hexagram #57 changing to hexagram #20 with a total of 2 changing lines.
In this transformation, the changes are seen only in the lower trigram during the movement from #57 to #20.
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The starting hexagram #57 is built from the upper trigram of Wind on top of an identical lower trigram of Wind.
The secondary changed hexagram, #20, is built from an unchanged upper trigram of Wind on top of a new, changed lower trigram of Earth.
The starting 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.
The changing lines between hexagram 57 and hexagram 20
Changing line #2
"Kneeling Before an Alter"- This line is suggestive of the power of humility. If you want your ideas to flourish and be received well by others, spread them out as if you are kneeling before the Divine.
Changing line #3
"Spreading Ideas Respectfully"- This is not a time to be over zealous or impose your will upon others. If you want to assist or influence others, don't come across as a fanatic. You may have to change your viewpoint if you cannot succeed in sharing it respectfully
The future hexagram #20:
The meaning of hexagram #20
The meaning of this hexagram is meditation and contemplation, but the visual significance is that of a tower with a broad view which enables one to meditate on the wider landscape rather than immediate events. An additional meaning of this tower is that the tower itself can be seen for many miles, suggesting "an example" being set for others. This is a time to reflect carefully on what has gone before, and what is happening now in a broader sense. Decisions made at this time will be witnessed by many.
For more about hexagram #20, including changing lines for #20 visit the main hexagram #20 page.
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