"Gathering Together" is changing to "Meditation"
In the illustration above, we can see I Ching hexagram #45 changing to hexagram #20 with a total of 2 changing lines.
In this changing hexagram, the transformation is seen only in the upper trigram during the shift from #45 to #20.
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The starting hexagram #45 is composed of the upper trigram of Lake on top of the lower trigram of Earth.
The secondary changed hexagram, #20, is built from a transitioned upper trigram of Wind on top of a preserved, unchanged lower trigram of Earth.
The starting hexagram #45:
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.
The changing lines between hexagram 45 and hexagram 20
Changing line #4
"Signs of Good Fortune"- Your desires will flourish at this time. Working unselfishly brings great success to all.
Changing line #6
"Proceeding through the Opposition"- Don't let naysayers block your team's progress. Let others sigh or weep as they see fit. Stay resolute to your vision.
The future hexagram #20:
The meaning of hexagram #20
The meaning of this hexagram is meditation and contemplation, but the visual significance is that of a tower with a broad view which enables one to meditate on the wider landscape rather than immediate events. An additional meaning of this tower is that the tower itself can be seen for many miles, suggesting "an example" being set for others. This is a time to reflect carefully on what has gone before, and what is happening now in a broader sense. Decisions made at this time will be witnessed by many.
For more about hexagram #20, including changing lines for #20 visit the main hexagram #20 page.
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