I Ching Hexagram 50 Changing to Hexagram 48

#50.4,5,6 > #48
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"The Cauldron"   is changing to   "The Well"

In the illustration seen here, we can see I Ching hexagram #50 transforming to hexagram #48 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, the transformation is seen only in the upper trigram during the shift from #50 to #48.


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Fire Wind
Water Wind

The beginning hexagram #50 is built from the upper trigram of Fire on top of the lower trigram of Wind.

The second completed hexagram, #48, is composed of a transitioned upper trigram of Water on top of an untransformed lower trigram of Wind.


The starting hexagram #50:
"The Cauldron"

The meaning of hexagram #50

This hexagram symbolizes a rich cauldron of vitality and nourishment. It is an indication of supreme good fortune and an indication that your mind, body and soul will be well taken care of. The caldron is a container for your hopes, dreams and prayers. It is like a spiritual vessel that stores and then carries your dreams to fruition. Any apparent obstacles in your way will dissolve or be altered in such a way that they then act to propel your endeavors forward. But remember that you are what you consume. Good things come from good thoughts and energies.


The changing lines between hexagram 50 and hexagram 48

Changing line #4

"The Cauldron's Leg Breaks"- This line implies a setback. Take a breather and reevaluate the situation. This is a time to start over or receive support. With clear intentions you will avoid being disgraced

Changing line #5

"Bright Golden Handles"- Here, the cauldron's old handles have been replaced by beautiful new handles, signifying that the right helpers are gathering together at this time. Expect continued success

Changing line #6

"Decorated with Jade"- A cauldron decorated with jade means good fortune. Your work, health, friendships and family relations will come into greater harmony.


The future 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.

For more about hexagram #48, including changing lines for #48 visit the main hexagram #48 page.


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