"Union" is changing to "The Turning Point"
In the illustration shown here, we can see I Ching hexagram #8 changing to hexagram #24 with a total of 2 changing lines.
In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transitioning from #8 to #24.
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The starting hexagram #8 is built from the upper trigram of Water positioned above the lower trigram of Earth.
The second transformed hexagram, #24, can be broken down into a transitioned upper trigram of Earth 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 24
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 #5
"Three Sides Only"- The symbolism here is that three of four possible sides are bound tightly, but a fourth side is intentionally left open, meaning that relationships and loyalties must be strong, but also relaxed. They must remain open to the outside world and fresh possibilities.
The future hexagram #24:
"The Turning Point"
The meaning of hexagram #24
This welcome hexagram signifies a return to walking the proper path. The light has returned and cuts through the darkness. Walk with your head held high, knowing there is fruit to bear in every direction. Like the winter solstice, this is a time of new beginnings and opportunities. It is a time of true health and clarity.
For more about hexagram #24, including changing lines for #24 visit the main hexagram #24 page.
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