I Ching Hexagram 19 Changing to Hexagram 3

#19.2,5 > #3
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"Approaching"   is changing to   "Trouble at the Start"

In the illustration above, we can see I Ching hexagram #19 transitioning to hexagram #3 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transitioning from #19 to #3.


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Earth Lake
Water Thunder

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

The successive completed hexagram, #3, breaks down into a new, changed upper trigram of Water above a new, changed lower trigram of Thunder.


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 3

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 #5

"Advancing Wisdom"- There is anticipation towards that which approaches. But anticipation must not give way to over-eagerness or rash decisions. Wisdom must be sought out and allowed the proper time. Self-restraint must conquer self-gratification. Do not give in to anticipation. Allow events to unfold at their own pace.


The future hexagram #3:
"Trouble at the Start"

The meaning of hexagram #3

This hexagram indicates progress after a difficult or delayed beginning. New projects or ambitions should be carefully planned before beginning. Consider the help of close friends or a trusted associate: their help will guarantee your success in the matter at hand. Storms may also be indicated here.

For more about hexagram #3, including changing lines for #3 visit the main hexagram #3 page.


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