"Traveling" is changing to "Exhaustion"
In the illustration shown here, we can see I Ching hexagram #56 changing to hexagram #47 with a total of 4 changing lines.
In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed from #56 to #47.
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The starting hexagram #56 deconstructs into the upper trigram of Fire over the lower trigram of Mountain.
The following transformed hexagram, #47, breaks down into a new, changed upper trigram of Lake over a new, changed lower trigram of Water.
The starting hexagram #56:
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.
The changing lines between hexagram 56 and hexagram 47
Changing line #2
"Your Needs are Met Easily"- There will be sufficient funds, food, shelter and friendships to help you on your journey. Relax. This is a time when you are touched by grace.
Changing line #3
"The Burning Inn"- Extend kindness to strangers on the path. The image of the burning Inn implies you have over-stayed your welcome. Accept this news and move on
Changing line #5
"Shooting an Arrow Straight On"- This image implies a situation where you will be praised for your talents. You will make friends easily, even if you are in a new land
Changing line #6
"The Burning Nest"- This will be a time when you lose your resting place. Though unfortunate, the wise person continues on, trusting that this loss is all for the best in the end.
The future hexagram #47:
The meaning of hexagram #47
Oppression and feelings of constraint are the qualities embodied by this foreboding hexagram. This is a time when you may not be taken seriously and may grow weary of such treatment. Others may try to smother you or keep you trapped into playing an old role. It is a time of oppression. But fear not. The challenges will make you a better person. By accessing an inner sense of stability it is possible to stay cheerful in these trying times, and you will then tap into an inner sense of boundless energy. You don't need many words at this time. Honor the silent knowing deep within and you will come through with renewed vigor.
For more about hexagram #47, including changing lines for #47 visit the main hexagram #47 page.
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