I Ching Hexagram 45 Changing to Hexagram 7

#45.2,4,5 > #7
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"Gathering Together"   is changing to   "The Army"

In the illustration shown here, we can see I Ching hexagram #45 transitioning to hexagram #7 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed from #45 to #7.


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Lake Earth
Earth Water

The initial hexagram #45 can be broken down into the upper trigram of Lake positioned above the lower trigram of Earth.

The second completed hexagram, #7, deconstructs into a transitioned upper trigram of Earth positioned above a transitioned lower trigram of Water.


The starting hexagram #45:
"Gathering Together"

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 7

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 #4

"Signs of Good Fortune"- Your desires will flourish at this time. Working unselfishly brings great success to all.

Changing line #5

"Sharing of Purpose"- Gathering with others will fuel and enhance the shared purpose. If everyone did not see eye-to-eye at first, they will soon.


The future hexagram #7:
"The Army"

The meaning of hexagram #7

Even with powerful allies and armies, no success is possible if leadership wavers. Good leadership requires public strength, but more importantly: private discipline. Remember to treat your allies well, and support the greater good. Success at this time will be the result of strong interpersonal ties and dedicated personal discipline. To indulge one's ego or one's own personal ambitions will fail. A unified force will succeed. The importance of clear communication is also referenced here.

For more about hexagram #7, including changing lines for #7 visit the main hexagram #7 page.


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