I Ching Hexagram 47 Changing to Hexagram 16

#47.2,5 > #16
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"Exhaustion"   is changing to   "Approval"

In the illustration above, we see I Ching hexagram #47 changing to hexagram #16 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transforming from #47 to #16.


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Lake Water
Thunder Earth

The beginning hexagram #47 breaks down into the upper trigram of Lake on top of the lower trigram of Water.

The secondary completed hexagram, #16, is built from a newly transformed upper trigram of Thunder on top of a newly transformed lower trigram of Earth.


The starting hexagram #47:
"Exhaustion"

The meaning of hexagram #47

Oppression and feelings of constraint are the qualities embodied by this foreboding hexagram. This is a time when you may not be taken seriously and may grow weary of such treatment. Others may try to smother you or keep you trapped into playing an old role. It is a time of oppression. But fear not. The challenges will make you a better person. By accessing an inner sense of stability it is possible to stay cheerful in these trying times, and you will then tap into an inner sense of boundless energy. You don't need many words at this time. Honor the silent knowing deep within and you will come through with renewed vigor.


The changing lines between hexagram 47 and hexagram 16

Changing line #2

"Escaping Inner Oppression"- All is well on the outer level. But inside you are still likely to feel oppressed at this time. Patience, community, optimism and spiritual connection are the keys to this difficult time.

Changing line #5

"Injured Feet"- Movement forward on your path is halted. You may be asked to leave your job, or sever a bond. As hard as this may be, it is necessary in order to make room for something better.


The future hexagram #16:
"Approval"

The meaning of hexagram #16

This hexagram with only one solid line indicates approval and enthusiastic support for actions and decisions. One strong line exists among many weaker supporting lines. In matters involving group decisions, consensus will be reached, and a single point of view will be shared among many. In personal matters, a choice will be respected, admired or obeyed. Unity is referenced here. Many act as one, because the one acts with confidence and clear leadership.

For more about hexagram #16, including changing lines for #16 visit the main hexagram #16 page.


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