I Ching Hexagram 52 Changing to Hexagram 48

#52.2,5,6 > #48
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"Staying Still"   is changing to   "The Well"

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

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


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Mountain Mountain
Water Wind

The starting hexagram #52 can be broken down into the upper trigram of Mountain over an identical lower trigram of Mountain.

The successive changed hexagram, #48, is composed of a transitioned upper trigram of Water over a transitioned lower trigram of Wind.


The starting 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.


The changing lines between hexagram 52 and hexagram 48

Changing line #2

"Keeping Calves Still"- This line is a sign that there is not uniform stillness. It is as if you are tripping over yourself in your current situation. You're stopped, but you are not whole-heartedly stopped. Plunge straight into the center of being still! Seek nothing. This will bring your mind to rest.

Changing line #5

"Keeping Mouth Shut"- Less talking, quietness and silence are your best allies at this time. Employ them to help promote your peace of mind.

Changing line #6

"Noble Hearted and Still"- This line signifies attainment of true peace and freedom. The feeling of acceptance and spaciousness around inner thought processes has grown so strong that the heart will open wide, and stillness of mind results.


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.

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