I Ching Hexagram 19 Changing to Hexagram 43

#19.3,4,5 > #43
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"Approaching"   is changing to   "Breaking Through"

In the illustration above, we see I Ching hexagram #19 transforming to hexagram #43 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transitioning from #19 to #43.


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Earth Lake
Lake Heaven

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

The successive completed hexagram, #43, is composed of a newly transformed upper trigram of Lake over a newly transformed lower trigram of Heaven.


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 43

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 #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.

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 #43:
"Breaking Through"

The meaning of hexagram #43

Pressure has been building for some time. Now, like water cracking and bursting through a dam, old restraints are being broken. The river overflows the dam. The truthful finally cast aside the untrue. Tension gives way to motion. Powerful action has been a long time coming. The influences of those who are beneath you suddenly mean very little. A cloudburst. The months of April and May may have special significance to this hexagram.

For more about hexagram #43, including changing lines for #43 visit the main hexagram #43 page.


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