I Ching Hexagram 48 Changing to Hexagram 3

#48.1,2,3 > #3
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #48 to #3. — There's more information on the main hexagram #48 page

"The Well"   is changing to   "Trouble at the Start"

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

In this changing hexagram, the changes are limited to the lower trigram during the shift from #48 to #3.


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Water Wind
Water Thunder

The initial hexagram #48 is composed of the upper trigram of Water over the lower trigram of Wind.

The second changed hexagram, #3, can be broken down into a preserved upper trigram of Water over a new, changed lower trigram of Thunder.


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 3

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 #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.


The future hexagram #3:
"Trouble at the Start"

The meaning of hexagram #3

This hexagram indicates progress after a difficult or delayed beginning. New projects or ambitions should be carefully planned before beginning. Consider the help of close friends or a trusted associate: their help will guarantee your success in the matter at hand. Storms may also be indicated here.

For more about hexagram #3, including changing lines for #3 visit the main hexagram #3 page.


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