I Ching Hexagram 48 Changing to Hexagram 47

#48.3,4 > #47
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"The Well"   is changing to   "Exhaustion"

In the illustration seen here, we see I Ching hexagram #48 transitioning to hexagram #47 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed from #48 to #47.


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Water Wind
Lake Water

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

The secondary completed hexagram, #47, is composed of a transitioned upper trigram of Lake above a transitioned lower trigram of Water.


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 47

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 #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.


The future hexagram #47:
"Exhaustion"

The meaning of hexagram #47

Oppression and feelings of constraint are the qualities embodied by this foreboding hexagram. This is a time when you may not be taken seriously and may grow weary of such treatment. Others may try to smother you or keep you trapped into playing an old role. It is a time of oppression. But fear not. The challenges will make you a better person. By accessing an inner sense of stability it is possible to stay cheerful in these trying times, and you will then tap into an inner sense of boundless energy. You don't need many words at this time. Honor the silent knowing deep within and you will come through with renewed vigor.

For more about hexagram #47, including changing lines for #47 visit the main hexagram #47 page.


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