I Ching Hexagram 47 Changing to Hexagram 48

#47.3,4 > #48
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"Exhaustion"   is changing to   "The Well"

Here, we can see I Ching hexagram #47 transforming to hexagram #48 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transitioning from #47 to #48.


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Lake Water
Water Wind

The initial hexagram #47 can be broken down into the upper trigram of Lake over the lower trigram of Water.

The second completed hexagram, #48, deconstructs into a transformed upper trigram of Water over a transformed lower trigram of Wind.


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 48

Changing line #3

"Buried by Stones"- This is a difficult time period. If you are in relationship, your partner can help shift things for you. If you are not, you will have to get through this trying time alone. Don't lean on what cannot support you. Ride things out and you will return to a sense of freedom.

Changing line #4

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


The future hexagram #48:
"The Well"

The meaning of hexagram #48

An inexhaustible supply of water and sustenance are referenced by this hexagram. This is a time to make good use of all your resources. But if the well seems to have run dry, or the supply cannot be accessed, the solution lies in banding together with others for the good of all. This is a time to group together despite differences. It is time to draw from the well of knowledge. Let life itself sustain you. The wise person knows that despite superficial differences, we are all the same on the inside. Draw your sustenance from the entire kingdom. Good can come from anywhere and everywhere.

For more about hexagram #48, including changing lines for #48 visit the main hexagram #48 page.


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