"The Well" is changing to "Fellowship"
In the illustration above, we can see I Ching hexagram #48 transitioning to hexagram #13 with a total of 4 changing lines.
In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen changing from #48 to #13.
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The beginning hexagram #48 is built from the upper trigram of Water positioned above the lower trigram of Wind.
The following transformed hexagram, #13, breaks down into a newly transformed upper trigram of Heaven positioned above a newly transformed lower trigram of Fire.
The starting hexagram #48:
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.
The changing lines between hexagram 48 and hexagram 13
Changing line #1
"Muddy Water"- If those around you are not suitable helpers toward your goal, then draw from a higher well. Empty the mud-filled bucket and seek from a larger pool.
Changing line #2
"Caring for the Fish Pond"- This is a time to make good use of all resources. Treat your co-workers, family or colleagues with respect and dignity. Don't neglect your own good qualities or the good qualities you see in others.
Changing line #4
"Repairing the Well"- This is a good time for redesigning relationships, in both business and pleasure. Discuss the agendas and the agreements you are operating from. Make changes if necessary.
Changing line #6
"Sharing the Well"- Just as the well is used by the entire town, the wise individual shares their services and empowers everyone they meet with their resources. Your inner wealth is inexhaustible, and the more you give the more you get.
The future hexagram #13:
The meaning of hexagram #13
A social framework is at issue in this hexagram, which references groups of friends and the ties that bind them. Trust is important here, but also a willingness to put others before oneself. As in all fellowships, there is a pecking order. Some within are higher and some are lower. When this order is threatened, the entire fellowship can be threatened as well. Also referenced here is the concept of those who are inside the fellowship vs. those that are outside.
For more about hexagram #13, including changing lines for #13 visit the main hexagram #13 page.
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