"Union" is changing to "Following"
In the illustration above, we see I Ching hexagram #8 changing to hexagram #17 with a total of 2 changing lines.
In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transitioning from #8 to #17.
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The starting hexagram #8 is composed of the upper trigram of Water positioned above the lower trigram of Earth.
The secondary changed hexagram, #17, is composed of a transitioned upper trigram of Lake positioned above a transitioned lower trigram of Thunder.
The starting hexagram #8:
The meaning of hexagram #8
This hexagram represents the binding force, or commitments that exist between two people or organizations. Through union we become more powerful and yet we must also remember that to some extent we become less free. Strong commitment and authority is required, but so is a letting go of personal desires for the sake of the greater good. Union is an agreement and a blessing. It is a force for strength, but it must also be nurtured and protected. A union that is not defended will eventually shatter.
The changing lines between hexagram 8 and hexagram 17
Changing line #1
"Truth is Like a Full Earthen Bowl"- This changing line, at the base of the hexagram references the most basic elements of relationships. Even when they are simple, they are evenly rounded and strong. A full earthen bowl is obviously full. It does not hide its contents. Consider basic things before considering things that are elaborate.
Changing line #4
"Holding Overtly"- There is a point in a relationship in which the solidity of the relationship has become so reliable and strong that it should be visible openly. Loyalties become stronger when they are visible and it is visibility that is called for at this time.
The future hexagram #17:
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.
For more about hexagram #17, including changing lines for #17 visit the main hexagram #17 page.
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