"Conflict" is changing to "Meditation"
In the illustration shown here, we see I Ching hexagram #6 transforming to hexagram #20 with a total of 2 changing lines.
In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed in the transition from #6 to #20.
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The initial hexagram #6 can be broken down into the upper trigram of Heaven above the lower trigram of Water.
The second completed hexagram, #20, is composed of a transitioned upper trigram of Wind above a transitioned lower trigram of Earth.
The starting hexagram #6:
The meaning of hexagram #6
The message of this hexagram is that even those who go through life with good-will and the best intentions will at times meet with hostility and powerful opposition. At this time it is advised that conflict be avoided, for conflict at this time (even if justified) will lead to more serious setbacks. There are times when a "cautious halt" can be far more powerful than the most aggressive response.
The changing lines between hexagram 6 and hexagram 20
Changing line #2
"Return Home"- There are times in which the only way to avoid conflict is to retreat. At this time, since conflict is to be avoided, it is advised that even a retreat is better than to engage in hostilities. Such actions will ultimately benefit your entire household and community. There is no shame in a retreat at this time.
Changing line #4
"Turn Back. Submit to Fate"- Conflict at this time may be especially tempting because victory will be seemingly at hand. A change in this line represents a special warning that just because something "can" be won, does not mean that it "should" be. Find peace in perseverance and a change of attitude. Only through avoidance of conflict can you truly succeed.
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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