"Gathering Together" is changing to "Spreading"
In the transformation pictured above, we see I Ching hexagram #45 changing to hexagram #57 with a total of 4 changing lines.
In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen changing from #45 to #57.
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The beginning hexagram #45 is built from the upper trigram of Lake positioned above the lower trigram of Earth.
The second completed hexagram, #57, is composed of a transformed upper trigram of Wind positioned above a transformed lower trigram of Wind.
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 57
Changing line #2
"Proceeding with Sincerity"- Yield to your power of attraction and magnetism. This power will serve you well at this time. Your strength is your sincerity and this is the power that draws others to you.
Changing line #3
"Gathering with a Common Cause"- Don't gather together with the wrong people, lest your idea/cause/project will meet with strong objections. Secure those who share your vision. Put yourself in other people's shoes and you will succeed
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 #57:
The meaning of hexagram #57
Like gentle wind wafting through a village, this hexagram suggests a time of influence and change. This is a time when clarity and truth can pierce through veils of illusion. Through earnestness and a sense of quiet peace, you can penetrate the hearts of those around you and spread goodwill and prosperity. This is a time to speak up and let your voice permeate the land. Communicate your wants and needs to those you love. The key here is to be gentle but continual with the expression of your dreams and wishes. Your will has incredible power to spread at this time. Be heard - but be true to yourself.
For more about hexagram #57, including changing lines for #57 visit the main hexagram #57 page.
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