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I Ching Hexagram #49:

Transformation

How to interpret "Transformation"

This hexagram implies a time of great change. It is important to remember that there will be no mistakes made at this time. Change is what happens -- not just what is intended. This is a time of shedding the old and seeing with fresh eyes. A geographic move may be referenced here. This could also be a time of new employment, new understandings or new solutions. You may find yourself undergoing an inner transformation, where you de-throne old attitudes that no longer serve your vision. Let events happen. Change will wash over you like water.

Changes in Line 1

"Choosing Good Hide"

In order for change to be successful, the components used to bring it about must be of the highest quality. Search for the best hide

Changes in Line 2

"The Power of the Present Moment"

The time is ripe for change to occur. Take your ideas and dreams off the shelf and take action on them. The Universe will conspire to make them come true.

Changes in Line 3

"Overcoming Rejection"

New attempts at change may meet with some resistance at this time. Push forward. Persistence will pay off in the end. The wise person will use rejection as a motivator. Use it to help overthrow your doubts and fuel your passion

Changes in Line 4

"Transforming through Truth"

The shifts and changes you are seeking will not come about through petty motives or weak convictions. Stand tall and connect with a strong but quiet inner truth, and your plans will unfold successfully

Changes in Line 5

"Changing Like a Tiger"

In this case, positive change comes from your own prowess. You need not consult an oracle or advisor.

Changes in Line 6

"Avoiding the Panther"

In this line, the panther represents an uninvited lurker: A person who attempts to sabotage the changes you are trying to make. Proceed at full speed and shadowy forces and obstacles will be overcome.


A note on iFate's I Ching translation: This is not a direct translation of the original "Book of Changes" from 1000 BC. While multiple translations of the original text are available, they include many archaic references and can be difficult to understand for 21st century readers. iFate uses our own modern rewritings (two different editions) of the "Book of Changes" which makes interpreting I Ching readings far simpler. For iFate's additional contemporary re-writing of the original text, see our "Love I Ching" translation.

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