I Ching Hexagram 47 Changing to Hexagram 38

#47.1,5,6 > #38
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"Exhaustion"   is changing to   "Opposition"

In the transformation pictured above, we can see I Ching hexagram #47 transitioning to hexagram #38 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed in the transition from #47 to #38.


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Lake Water
Fire Lake

The first hexagram #47 deconstructs into the upper trigram of Lake positioned above the lower trigram of Water.

The secondary completed hexagram, #38, is built from a transformed upper trigram of Fire positioned above a transformed lower trigram of Lake.


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 38

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 #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.

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 #38:
"Opposition"

The meaning of hexagram #38

This hexagram implies a draw, an impasse or a stalemate. Like water and fire coming together, opposing forces bring activity to a standstill. The opposing forces you encounter may be the actions or opinions of others, or they may be one's own. An internal struggle may have brought you to a point where movement is impossible. This is a time to identify a higher vision for yourself. Look to see who shares your vision and who does not, who is in alignment with your cause and who is not. This is an opportunity to evaluate and decide on directions for future movement. The first step in dealing with opposition is identifying it.

For more about hexagram #38, including changing lines for #38 visit the main hexagram #38 page.


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