"Approaching" is changing to "Exhaustion"
In the transformation pictured above, we see I Ching hexagram #19 transforming to hexagram #47 with a total of 3 changing lines.
In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed from #19 to #47.
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The first hexagram #19 is built from the upper trigram of Earth above the lower trigram of Lake.
The secondary changed hexagram, #47, is composed of a transformed upper trigram of Lake above a transformed lower trigram of Water.
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 47
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 #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 #47:
The meaning of hexagram #47
Oppression and feelings of constraint are the qualities embodied by this foreboding hexagram. This is a time when you may not be taken seriously and may grow weary of such treatment. Others may try to smother you or keep you trapped into playing an old role. It is a time of oppression. But fear not. The challenges will make you a better person. By accessing an inner sense of stability it is possible to stay cheerful in these trying times, and you will then tap into an inner sense of boundless energy. You don't need many words at this time. Honor the silent knowing deep within and you will come through with renewed vigor.
For more about hexagram #47, including changing lines for #47 visit the main hexagram #47 page.
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