I Ching Hexagram 62 Changing to Hexagram 5

#62.1,2,4,5 > #5
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"Smallness"   is changing to   "Patience"

In the illustration shown here, we see I Ching hexagram #62 changing to hexagram #5 with a total of 4 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen changing from #62 to #5.


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Thunder Mountain
Water Heaven

The beginning hexagram #62 is built from the upper trigram of Thunder positioned above the lower trigram of Mountain.

The secondary transformed hexagram, #5, is built from a newly transformed upper trigram of Water positioned above a newly transformed lower trigram of Heaven.


The starting hexagram #62:
"Smallness"

The meaning of hexagram #62

This hexagram signifies the power of incremental movements and simplicity. Challenges can be overcome by paying great attention to the tiniest details. Reach for the stars, but don't fly too high all at once. This is a time to contemplate things at a smaller scale. Too often we forget the smaller things -- the compliment, the friendly action -- these are more important than ever at this time. There is also a warning carried in this hexagram: That a small detail may have been overlooked, or that the greater whole may be affected dramatically by something small and ignored.


The changing lines between hexagram 62 and hexagram 5

Changing line #1

"Staying in the Nest"- This line is a reminder not to set out until you have tied up loose ends and are fully fledged. This is a good time to clear clutter or take care of little things you have been avoiding.

Changing line #2

"Seeking Guidance"- The wise person seeks counsel from an elder or more knowledgeable person. Asking for assistance is the first step toward gaining clarity. The rest will emerge.

Changing line #4

"Give Thinking Some Rest"- This is a time to let feeling, not thinking, guide your next move. Get quiet and see what your gut tells you is the next small step. Place the intellect aside. Follow your heart and intuition instead

Changing line #5

"Clouds But No Rain"- The situations you are facing are not nearly as difficult as you have assumed. They are like ominous-looking clouds that threaten rain, but never pelt you with it. Take one step at a time and a good outcome is assured


The future hexagram #5:
"Patience"

The meaning of hexagram #5

The lesson of this hexagram is that good things come to those who wait. Patience requires both inner strength and a commitment to resist the temptation of acting prematurely. Often hardships will arise in the course of one's time spent waiting. The message here is that those who endure these hardships, and "cross great streams" will emerge victorious. Do not be put off your path at this time.

For more about hexagram #5, including changing lines for #5 visit the main hexagram #5 page.


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