I Ching Hexagram 48 Changing to Hexagram 5

#48.1 > #5
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"The Well"   is changing to   "Patience"

In the transformation shown above, we see I Ching hexagram #48 transforming to hexagram #5 with a lone changing line.

In this changing hexagram, the transition occurs only in the lower trigram during the movement from #48 to #5.


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Water Wind
Water Heaven

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

The secondary changed hexagram, #5, deconstructs into a preserved upper trigram of Water positioned above a new, changed 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 5

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.


The future hexagram #5:
"Patience"

The meaning of hexagram #5

The lesson of this hexagram is that good things come to those who wait. Patience requires both inner strength and a commitment to resist the temptation of acting prematurely. Often hardships will arise in the course of one's time spent waiting. The message here is that those who endure these hardships, and "cross great streams" will emerge victorious. Do not be put off your path at this time.

For more about hexagram #5, including changing lines for #5 visit the main hexagram #5 page.


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