I Ching Hexagram 44 Changing to Hexagram 3

#44.1,2,3,4,6 > #3
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"Coming Together"   is changing to   "Trouble at the Start"

In the illustration shown here, we can see I Ching hexagram #44 transforming to hexagram #3 with a total of 5 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transitioning from #44 to #3.


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Heaven Wind
Water Thunder

The starting hexagram #44 breaks down into the upper trigram of Heaven on top of the lower trigram of Wind.

The following changed hexagram, #3, deconstructs into a transformed upper trigram of Water on top of a transformed lower trigram of Thunder.


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 3

Changing line #1

"Avoiding Hungry Bears"- Keep a look out for "hungry bears." These are people who drain your energy and are power hungry. This is a time to assemble your team of comrades slowly and wisely.

Changing line #2

"Separating the Fish" - This is a time to keep closed-hearted people at bay. Swim in other waters. Don't let others contaminate your peace of mind.

Changing line #3

"Associating with the Wise"- Watch out for those who have a history of corruption. Save yourself from misery by associating with people who have no bad history, or who have reformed themselves completely.

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 #6

"Avoiding Arrogance"- Don't toot your own horn. Be indifferent to whether other people judge you or praise you.


The future hexagram #3:
"Trouble at the Start"

The meaning of hexagram #3

This hexagram indicates progress after a difficult or delayed beginning. New projects or ambitions should be carefully planned before beginning. Consider the help of close friends or a trusted associate: their help will guarantee your success in the matter at hand. Storms may also be indicated here.

For more about hexagram #3, including changing lines for #3 visit the main hexagram #3 page.


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