I Ching Hexagram 48 Changing to Hexagram 20

#48.2,3,6 > #20
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #48 to #20. — There's more information on the main hexagram #48 page

"The Well"   is changing to   "Meditation"

In the illustration shown here, we can see I Ching hexagram #48 transitioning to hexagram #20 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen changing from #48 to #20.


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Water Wind
Wind Earth

The initial hexagram #48 is built from the upper trigram of Water on top of the lower trigram of Wind.

The secondary transformed hexagram, #20, breaks down into a transitioned upper trigram of Wind on top of a transitioned lower trigram of Earth.


The starting 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.


The changing lines between hexagram 48 and hexagram 20

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 #3

"Clear Water"- The water in your well is pure. Drink it. This means don't let good people go to waste. They are here to support you. Drink from the well of support.

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 #20:
"Meditation"

The meaning of hexagram #20

The meaning of this hexagram is meditation and contemplation, but the visual significance is that of a tower with a broad view which enables one to meditate on the wider landscape rather than immediate events. An additional meaning of this tower is that the tower itself can be seen for many miles, suggesting "an example" being set for others. This is a time to reflect carefully on what has gone before, and what is happening now in a broader sense. Decisions made at this time will be witnessed by many.

For more about hexagram #20, including changing lines for #20 visit the main hexagram #20 page.


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