I Ching Hexagram 19 Changing to Hexagram 16

#19.1,2,4 > #16
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"Approaching"   is changing to   "Approval"

In the transformation shown above, we can see I Ching hexagram #19 transitioning to hexagram #16 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed in the transition from #19 to #16.

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Earth Lake
Thunder Earth

The beginning hexagram #19 deconstructs into the upper trigram of Earth over the lower trigram of Lake.

The second completed hexagram, #16, breaks down into a transformed upper trigram of Thunder over a transformed lower trigram of Earth.

The starting hexagram #19:

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 16

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 #4

"Approaching from Above"- What approaches has been carefully foreseen and predicted. Preparations are well in place for a successful fulfillment of goals. A change in this line is a favorable indicator which suggests there will be no negative surprises. What is important has already been accounted for.

The future hexagram #16:

The meaning of hexagram #16

This hexagram with only one solid line indicates approval and enthusiastic support for actions and decisions. One strong line exists among many weaker supporting lines. In matters involving group decisions, consensus will be reached, and a single point of view will be shared among many. In personal matters, a choice will be respected, admired or obeyed. Unity is referenced here. Many act as one, because the one acts with confidence and clear leadership.

For more about hexagram #16, including changing lines for #16 visit the main hexagram #16 page.

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