I Ching Hexagram 48 Changing to Hexagram 26

#48.1,5,6 > #26
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"The Well"   is changing to   "Great Achievements"

In the illustration shown here, we can see I Ching hexagram #48 changing to hexagram #26 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are transformed from #48 to #26.


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Water Wind
Mountain Heaven

The starting hexagram #48 is built from the upper trigram of Water positioned above the lower trigram of Wind.

The second changed hexagram, #26, breaks down into a transformed upper trigram of Mountain positioned above a transformed lower trigram of Heaven.


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 26

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 #5

"Cold and Fresh Water"- This line is a sign of being on the right track. Put your words into action. Trust that the outcome will be successful

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 #26:
"Great Achievements"

The meaning of hexagram #26

This vital hexagram explores the power of holding firm and standing your ground. Don't become distracted by luxury and leisure. Stay the course with courage and inner discipline. This can be a time of great gains and increased well-being, but you must keep your footing despite strong currents tugging at you. Put your ideas/projects into motion. Cross the waters without apprehension. Honor your strengths to achieve great things.

For more about hexagram #26, including changing lines for #26 visit the main hexagram #26 page.


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