I Ching Hexagram 47 Changing to Hexagram 20

#47.2,4,6 > #20
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"Exhaustion"   is changing to   "Meditation"

Here, we can see I Ching hexagram #47 transforming to hexagram #20 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are transformed from #47 to #20.


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Lake Water
Wind Earth

The first hexagram #47 deconstructs into the upper trigram of Lake on top of the lower trigram of Water.

The following completed hexagram, #20, deconstructs into a transformed upper trigram of Wind on top of a 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 20

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 #4

"The Chariot of Oppression"- You are riding through a difficult time. Wait patiently and assistance will arrive.

Changing line #6

"Escaping From Vines"- Don't make a mountain out of a mole hill. That which is keeping you tied down is nothing more than a creeping vine that can easily be torn away. Set yourself free


The future hexagram #20:
"Meditation"

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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