I Ching Hexagram 43 Changing to Hexagram 45

#43.1,2,3 > #45
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"Breaking Through"   is changing to   "Gathering Together"

In the illustration shown here, we can see I Ching hexagram #43 transforming to hexagram #45 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, the changes are limited to the lower trigram during the movement from #43 to #45.


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Lake Heaven
Lake Earth

The beginning hexagram #43 deconstructs into the upper trigram of Lake on top of the lower trigram of Heaven.

The following transformed hexagram, #45, deconstructs into a preserved, unchanged upper trigram of Lake on top of a transitioned lower trigram of Earth.


The starting 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.


The changing lines between hexagram 43 and hexagram 45

Changing line #1

"Stepping With Wise Feet"- This is not a time to plunge blindly and fervently ahead. Be resolute, but gauge your own strength as you attempt to go forward. Current problems may be a result of not looking where you are stepping

Changing line #2

"Keeping Alert"- This line is a reminder to keep constant vigilance. Step forward while staying aware of any potential threats and any opportunities. Continuously listen for cries of alarm.

Changing line #3

"Severing Ties"- Be willing to walk alone if others do not share your cause. If someone does remain by your side who does not share your vision, you must find a way to avoid participation in their negative mindset. Cut yourself off from their negativity by listening to your own positive voice. Turn attention inward, not outward, and you will vanquish problems


The future hexagram #45:
"Gathering Together"

The meaning of hexagram #45

Like streams of water flowing together to form a lake, this hexagram symbolizes assembling and uniting. This is a time to focus on teamwork and synergy. Don't attempt to do everything alone. Bring together those who share your goals and support your dreams. This is a time to venture out in your community or work with your family. It is also a time to "gather oneself together." This means concentrating on unifying forces within yourself. This is a time to be whole in yourself. An internal unity will translate into a solid team around you.

For more about hexagram #45, including changing lines for #45 visit the main hexagram #45 page.


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