I Ching Hexagram 48 Changing to Hexagram 52

#48.2,5,6 > #52
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #48 to #52. — There's more information on the main hexagram #48 page

"The Well"   is changing to   "Staying Still"

In the transformation pictured above, we see I Ching hexagram #48 transitioning to hexagram #52 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen changing from #48 to #52.


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Water Wind
Mountain Mountain

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

The secondary changed hexagram, #52, is composed of a transformed upper trigram of Mountain positioned above a transformed lower trigram of Mountain.


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 52

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 #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

Changing line #6

"Sharing the Well"- Just as the well is used by the entire town, the wise individual shares their services and empowers everyone they meet with their resources. Your inner wealth is inexhaustible, and the more you give the more you get.


The future hexagram #52:
"Staying Still"

The meaning of hexagram #52

This hexagram suggests finding stillness and peace amidst chaos and motion. The world is constantly in flux. But this hexagram is asking you to call into question the notion that there needs to be movement at all. Staying still in one's heart can be the ultimate destination. The wise person, who has found stillness of mind and heart, will experience no opposition at this time. This is an opportunity to meditate and gain new awareness. You will soon find that you are able to take a breather from the noise of your mind and your life. Out of deep inner stillness comes powerful action.

For more about hexagram #52, including changing lines for #52 visit the main hexagram #52 page.


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