I Ching Hexagram 19 Changing to Hexagram 18

#19.1,3,6 > #18
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #19 to #18. — There's more information on the main hexagram #19 page

"Approaching"   is changing to   "Ruin"

In the transformation shown above, we see I Ching hexagram #19 transitioning to hexagram #18 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transforming from #19 to #18.


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Earth Lake
Mountain Wind

The initial hexagram #19 breaks down into the upper trigram of Earth on top of the lower trigram of Lake.

The successive changed hexagram, #18, can be broken down into a newly transformed upper trigram of Mountain on top of a newly transformed lower trigram of Wind.


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 18

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 #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.

Changing line #6

"The Generous Approach"- A change in the top line of this hexagram is a positive indicator suggesting that honesty and generosity are at work. What approaches is beneficial to all. This is an extremely positive indicator. Do not allow selfishness to prevent events from unfolding positively.


The future hexagram #18:
"Ruin"

The meaning of hexagram #18

Decay and destruction are indicated in this foreboding hexagram which literally means "Mountain above Wind". The cold winds have decended from the mountain and are destroying the crops below. What is being destroyed can be saved, but enormous efforts will be required. Only through dedication and tireless labor will what is cherished be kept safe. A time of scarcity is indicated. Time must not be wasted. To relax at this time is to ensure failure.

For more about hexagram #18, including changing lines for #18 visit the main hexagram #18 page.


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