"Coming Together" is changing to "Patience"
Here, we can see I Ching hexagram #44 transitioning to hexagram #5 with a total of 3 changing lines.
In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are transformed from #44 to #5.
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The starting hexagram #44 is composed of the upper trigram of Heaven above the lower trigram of Wind.
The successive changed hexagram, #5, deconstructs into a newly transformed upper trigram of Water above a newly transformed lower trigram of Heaven.
The starting hexagram #44:
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 5
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 #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 #5:
The meaning of hexagram #5
The lesson of this hexagram is that good things come to those who wait. Patience requires both inner strength and a commitment to resist the temptation of acting prematurely. Often hardships will arise in the course of one's time spent waiting. The message here is that those who endure these hardships, and "cross great streams" will emerge victorious. Do not be put off your path at this time.
For more about hexagram #5, including changing lines for #5 visit the main hexagram #5 page.
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