I Ching Hexagram 48 Changing to Hexagram 56

#48.2,4,5,6 > #56
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #48 to #56. — There's more information on the main hexagram #48 page

"The Well"   is changing to   "Traveling"

In the illustration seen here, we can see I Ching hexagram #48 changing to hexagram #56 with a total of 4 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are transformed from #48 to #56.


Have you tried iFate's easy-to-use online I Ching readings?
Click here to consult the ancient Book of Changes.


Water Wind
Fire Mountain

The beginning hexagram #48 can be broken down into the upper trigram of Water on top of the lower trigram of Wind.

The secondary completed hexagram, #56, is composed of a new, changed upper trigram of Fire on top of a new, changed 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 56

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.

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 #56:
"Traveling"

The meaning of hexagram #56

This hexagram indicates a journey of discovery. It could be an outer journey to a new place or employment, or may reference a journey of self-discovery. This is a time to be sincere and extremely honest with yourself. What are you really looking for? Where do you think it will be found? Wandering over mountain tops, the wise person sees each step as a gift, and knows that home is always right where one stands. If you feel like staying, stay. If you feel like moving, move. Let your heart be your guide.

For more about hexagram #56, including changing lines for #56 visit the main hexagram #56 page.


Questions about love and romance? Have you tried iFate's easy-to-use, online
Love I Ching readings?
Click here to ask a "love I Ching" question.


More ifate logo I Ching: