I Ching Hexagram 47 Changing to Hexagram 45

#47.2 > #45
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #47 to #45. — There's more information on the main hexagram #47 page

"Exhaustion"   is changing to   "Gathering Together"

In the illustration seen here, we can see I Ching hexagram #47 transitioning to hexagram #45 with a lone changing line.

In this changing hexagram, the changes are limited to the lower trigram during the shift from #47 to #45.


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Lake Water
Lake Earth

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

The successive changed hexagram, #45, breaks down into a preserved, unchanged upper trigram of Lake positioned above 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 45

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.


The future 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.

For more about hexagram #45, including changing lines for #45 visit the main hexagram #45 page.


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