I Ching Hexagram 60 Changing to Hexagram 27

#60.2,5,6 > #27
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"Limitation"   is changing to   "Nourishment"

In the illustration above, we see I Ching hexagram #60 changing to hexagram #27 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transforming from #60 to #27.


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Water Lake
Mountain Thunder

The first hexagram #60 deconstructs into the upper trigram of Water over the lower trigram of Lake.

The successive completed hexagram, #27, is composed of a transformed upper trigram of Mountain over a transformed 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 27

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 #5

"Incurring Equal Limitations"- The wise person will only place limits on others that they themselves can uphold. To level the playing field at this time will bring great success.

Changing line #6

"Avoiding Excessive Limitations"- Being frugal is wise, but don't sacrifice generosity. The wise person knows when to make limits and when to break limits.


The future hexagram #27:
"Nourishment"

The meaning of hexagram #27

The image of an open mouth is portrayed by this hexagram. This is a time to nourish one's body, mind and spirit. It is also a time to delight in nourishing others. Remember, giving and receiving are not inherently different. To give is to receive. Feed yourself with good ideas, good actions, good books, good teachers and good people.

For more about hexagram #27, including changing lines for #27 visit the main hexagram #27 page.


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