I Ching Hexagram 44 Changing to Hexagram 18

#44.4,5 > #18
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #44 to #18. — There's more information on the main hexagram #44 page

"Coming Together"   is changing to   "Ruin"

In the illustration above, we see I Ching hexagram #44 transitioning to hexagram #18 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this transformation, the changes are limited to the upper trigram during the shift from #44 to #18.


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Heaven Wind
Mountain Wind

The initial hexagram #44 deconstructs into the upper trigram of Heaven over the lower trigram of Wind.

The successive transformed hexagram, #18, breaks down into a newly transformed upper trigram of Mountain over an unchanged lower trigram of Wind.


The starting hexagram #44:
"Coming Together"

The meaning of hexagram #44

This is a good time to examine all the people in your life and ponder why you are connected to them. Look for the higher purpose in all relationships. Consider what this shared journey is teaching you. Don't judge people by their appearances. What lies beneath our outer appearance is what counts most. Form ties with intelligent people who support and share your own intelligence. Connect with like-minded souls. This may not be the best time to solidify a relationship or business partnership. Instead explore why people come together or don't come together in the first place. Coming together must be free of ulterior motives.


The changing lines between hexagram 44 and hexagram 18

Changing line #4

"Bad Fish in the River"- The river of your life could contain unscrupulous people at this time. Don't let their negativity spread over to you. Be careful.

Changing line #5

"Using your Influence"- This is a time to tolerate and protect all the unwise people in your sphere of life. Such people will respond well to your influence.


The future hexagram #18:
"Ruin"

The meaning of hexagram #18

Decay and destruction are indicated in this foreboding hexagram which literally means "Mountain above Wind". The cold winds have decended from the mountain and are destroying the crops below. What is being destroyed can be saved, but enormous efforts will be required. Only through dedication and tireless labor will what is cherished be kept safe. A time of scarcity is indicated. Time must not be wasted. To relax at this time is to ensure failure.

For more about hexagram #18, including changing lines for #18 visit the main hexagram #18 page.


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