I Ching Hexagram 19 Changing to Hexagram 63

#19.2,3,5 > #63
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #19 to #63. — There's more information on the main hexagram #19 page

"Approaching"   is changing to   "Completion"

Above, we see I Ching hexagram #19 changing to hexagram #63 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed in the transition from #19 to #63.


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Earth Lake
Water Fire

The starting hexagram #19 is built from the upper trigram of Earth above the lower trigram of Lake.

The secondary changed hexagram, #63, is built from a newly transformed upper trigram of Water above a newly transformed lower trigram of Fire.


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 63

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 #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 #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 #63:
"Completion"

The meaning of hexagram #63

A transition from chaos to order is referenced by this hexagram. You have come a long way but the journey is not over. Like a traveler who has traversed a difficult and wide river, you appear to approach your destination. But the river bank is not the final stopping place. The most difficult work is over, but the wise person never stops moving onward in incremental steps. You are entering new territory and it will be smooth going at first. A new relationship or project will get off to the perfect beginning. But stay balanced internally and externally, or else the road ahead could become bumpy. Completion and beginning are deeply connected. Only one part of your journey is ending.

For more about hexagram #63, including changing lines for #63 visit the main hexagram #63 page.


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