I Ching Hexagram 48 Changing to Hexagram 46

#48.5 > #46
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"The Well"   is changing to   "Rising Up"

In the illustration shown here, we see I Ching hexagram #48 transforming to hexagram #46 with a solitary changing line.

In this transformation, the transformation is seen only in the upper trigram during the progression from #48 to #46.


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Water Wind
Earth Wind

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

The following transformed hexagram, #46, is built from a new, changed upper trigram of Earth over a preserved, unchanged lower trigram of Wind.


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 46

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


The future hexagram #46:
"Rising Up"

The meaning of hexagram #46

This welcome hexagram symbolizes a lasting elevation in status or well being. A raise or promotion is very likely to occur at this time. Endeavors will turn out successfully, fires will be put out and chaos will turn to calmness. However, this is not a time to slack off from responsibility. Take actions deliberately. Place one foot in front of the other with solidity and purpose. Stay focused and conscious. Be like the tree trunk that grows strong and steady towards the sky.

For more about hexagram #46, including changing lines for #46 visit the main hexagram #46 page.


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