I Ching Hexagram 19 Changing to Hexagram 15

#19.1,2,3 > #15
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"Approaching"   is changing to   "Modesty and Progress"

In the illustration seen here, we can see I Ching hexagram #19 changing to hexagram #15 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this transformation, the changes are seen only in the lower trigram during the progression from #19 to #15.


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Earth Lake
Earth Mountain

The starting hexagram #19 deconstructs into the upper trigram of Earth above the lower trigram of Lake.

The secondary changed hexagram, #15, deconstructs into an unchanged upper trigram of Earth above a transformed lower trigram of Mountain.


The starting hexagram #19:
"Approaching"

The meaning of hexagram #19

This hexagram references the positive concepts of anticipation and expectation. A time of growing power and energies which have not yet revealed themselves. Diligence and focus must be at maximal levels because a time of great flourishing is near. The period of late winter (just prior to the springtime) is also referenced here.


The changing lines between hexagram 19 and hexagram 15

Changing line #1

"A Joint Approach"- This changing line at the base of the hexagram of "Approaching" signifies either a distant approach of two simultaneous events, or the act of approaching a great event with the company of a friend or partner. This event is still far away, but this is a very positive sign and indicates good fortune.

Changing line #2

"A Unified Success"- This changing line (similar to the bottom line of this hexagram) indicates the approach of two people or things. An event or place may be approached together with the company of a friend or partner. This event is advantageous to both parties. Or if two events approach, both are successful.

Changing line #3

"Overly Confident Approach"- While things seem to be going well on one hand they are often falling apart on another. It is important to think broadly. A change in this line near the center of this hexagram suggests that small successes have bred an overconfidence which now undermines the overall progress. Do not take things for granted.


The future hexagram #15:
"Modesty and Progress"

The meaning of hexagram #15

This hexagram symbolizes the two concepts of modesty and progress. The suggestion here is that progress at this time can best be accomplished through a modest approach. Self promotion or boasting are seen as strong negatives here. Actions will speak far louder than self-serving words. If something is unknown, ask without shame. Feigning knowledge brings misfortune.

For more about hexagram #15, including changing lines for #15 visit the main hexagram #15 page.


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