I Ching Hexagram 60 Changing to Hexagram 17

#60.2,4 > #17
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"Limitation"   is changing to   "Following"

In the illustration seen here, we can see I Ching hexagram #60 transforming to hexagram #17 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed in the transition from #60 to #17.


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Water Lake
Lake Thunder

The beginning hexagram #60 is composed of the upper trigram of Water above the lower trigram of Lake.

The successive changed hexagram, #17, can be broken down into a new, changed upper trigram of Lake above a new, changed lower trigram of Thunder.


The starting hexagram #60:
"Limitation"

The meaning of hexagram #60

This hexagram is a reminder of boundaries and edges. It implies containment and conservation of funds and energies. Financially, this is a time to tighten your belt. Health wise, this is a time to respect the limits of health and safety. Romance wise, this is a time to recognize the boundaries and limits that others set. Discover your line in the sand. Be conservative in your affairs and the doors to success will stay open. Just as the shore gives shape to a lake, so also do limits and boundaries give shape to your life. Know these lines, and what is within them will grow in power and meaning.


The changing lines between hexagram 60 and hexagram 17

Changing line #2

"Staying Inside the Gate"- To go out the door and then stop before going beyond the gate means to take action at precisely the right time and in the right measure. Wait until you see the golden opportunity, act at once, and then stop without going too far.

Changing line #4

"Embracing Natural Limits"- This line is a reminder to not place unnecessary limits on yourself or others. Stay with what feels right and natural.


The future hexagram #17:
"Following"

The meaning of hexagram #17

The act of 'following' is often seen as a lesser state to 'leading'. But leading requires knowledge and knowledge is gained from following those who are experienced and great. There is no shame in following one who has knowlege for that is how leadership is perfected. In order to lead one must know what following is. In order to follow well, one must be focused on leadership. A weak follower is one who follows without ambition. A weak leader is one who leads without a knowledge of following.

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