I Ching Hexagram 48 Changing to Hexagram 49

#48.1,2,4 > #49
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"The Well"   is changing to   "Transformation"

In the illustration above, we see I Ching hexagram #48 transforming to hexagram #49 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed in the transition from #48 to #49.


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Water Wind
Lake Fire

The starting hexagram #48 can be broken down into the upper trigram of Water over the lower trigram of Wind.

The following changed hexagram, #49, can be broken down into a newly transformed upper trigram of Lake over a newly transformed lower trigram of Fire.


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 49

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 #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 #49:
"Transformation"

The meaning of hexagram #49

This hexagram implies a time of great change. It is important to remember that there will be no mistakes made at this time. Change is what happens -- not just what is intended. This is a time of shedding the old and seeing with fresh eyes. A geographic move may be referenced here. This could also be a time of new employment, new understandings or new solutions. You may find yourself undergoing an inner transformation, where you de-throne old attitudes that no longer serve your vision. Let events happen. Change will wash over you like water.

For more about hexagram #49, including changing lines for #49 visit the main hexagram #49 page.


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