I Ching Hexagram 48 Changing to Hexagram 53

#48.2,6 > #53
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"The Well"   is changing to   "Gradual Progress"

In the illustration above, we can see I Ching hexagram #48 transforming to hexagram #53 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transitioning from #48 to #53.


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Water Wind
Wind Mountain

The first hexagram #48 breaks down into the upper trigram of Water above the lower trigram of Wind.

The successive transformed hexagram, #53, breaks down into a newly transformed upper trigram of Wind above a newly 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 53

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 #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 #53:
"Gradual Progress"

The meaning of hexagram #53

Like a young sapling slowly reaching toward the sky, this hexagram portends an incremental process toward new achievements. This is a time to put all your energy and attention directly on the step you are currently on. Too frequently we focus on the final destination without focusing on all the fascinating destinations along the way. Let each step be its own adventure and it's own goal. Now is the time to focus on today. Tomorrow will still come.

For more about hexagram #53, including changing lines for #53 visit the main hexagram #53 page.


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