I Ching Hexagram 47 Changing to Hexagram 3

#47.1,2,4 > #3
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"Exhaustion"   is changing to   "Trouble at the Start"

In the transformation pictured above, we see I Ching hexagram #47 transforming to hexagram #3 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transforming from #47 to #3.


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Lake Water
Water Thunder

The beginning hexagram #47 is built from the upper trigram of Lake above the lower trigram of Water.

The second completed hexagram, #3, deconstructs into a transformed upper trigram of Water above a transformed lower trigram of Thunder.


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 3

Changing line #1

"Traversing the Valley of Gloom"- Due to lack of preparedness, mistakes are likely at this time. It could take a while for you to get through this time period. Be patient. The journey through gloom will end within three months.

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.


The future hexagram #3:
"Trouble at the Start"

The meaning of hexagram #3

This hexagram indicates progress after a difficult or delayed beginning. New projects or ambitions should be carefully planned before beginning. Consider the help of close friends or a trusted associate: their help will guarantee your success in the matter at hand. Storms may also be indicated here.

For more about hexagram #3, including changing lines for #3 visit the main hexagram #3 page.


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