I Ching Hexagram 57 Changing to Hexagram 56

#57.2,4,5 > #56
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"Spreading"   is changing to   "Traveling"

Here, we see I Ching hexagram #57 changing to hexagram #56 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transitioning from #57 to #56.


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Wind Wind
Fire Mountain

The initial hexagram #57 is composed of the upper trigram of Wind over a matching lower trigram of Wind.

The successive transformed hexagram, #56, can be broken down into a new, changed upper trigram of Fire over a new, changed lower trigram of Mountain.


The starting hexagram #57:
"Spreading"

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 56

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 #4

"Hunting Without Regret"- The wise person will combine modesty with energetic action at this time. Go after what you want without losing sleep over past failures.

Changing line #5

"Perseverance Brings Good Fortune"- Before you take action, ponder it for three days. After you have taken action, observe the results of it for three days. Current problems will improve by making wise decisions.


The future 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.

For more about hexagram #56, including changing lines for #56 visit the main hexagram #56 page.


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