"Approaching" is changing to "The Army"
Above, we can see I Ching hexagram #19 transitioning to hexagram #7 with a lone changing line.
In this transformation, the transition occurs only in the lower trigram during the movement from #19 to #7.
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The starting hexagram #19 is built from the upper trigram of Earth on top of the lower trigram of Lake.
The successive transformed hexagram, #7, deconstructs into an unchanged upper trigram of Earth on top of 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 7
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.
The future hexagram #7:
The meaning of hexagram #7
Even with powerful allies and armies, no success is possible if leadership wavers. Good leadership requires public strength, but more importantly: private discipline. Remember to treat your allies well, and support the greater good. Success at this time will be the result of strong interpersonal ties and dedicated personal discipline. To indulge one's ego or one's own personal ambitions will fail. A unified force will succeed. The importance of clear communication is also referenced here.
For more about hexagram #7, including changing lines for #7 visit the main hexagram #7 page.
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