I Ching Hexagram 60 Changing to Hexagram 18

#60.1,3,5,6 > #18
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"Limitation"   is changing to   "Ruin"

Above, we can see I Ching hexagram #60 transitioning to hexagram #18 with a total of 4 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed in the transition from #60 to #18.


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Water Lake
Mountain Wind

The starting hexagram #60 deconstructs into the upper trigram of Water above the lower trigram of Lake.

The secondary completed hexagram, #18, can be broken down into a transformed upper trigram of Mountain above a transformed lower trigram of Wind.


The starting hexagram #60:
"Limitation"

The meaning of hexagram #60

This hexagram is a reminder of boundaries and edges. It implies containment and conservation of funds and energies. Financially, this is a time to tighten your belt. Health wise, this is a time to respect the limits of health and safety. Romance wise, this is a time to recognize the boundaries and limits that others set. Discover your line in the sand. Be conservative in your affairs and the doors to success will stay open. Just as the shore gives shape to a lake, so also do limits and boundaries give shape to your life. Know these lines, and what is within them will grow in power and meaning.


The changing lines between hexagram 60 and hexagram 18

Changing line #1

"Staying Indoors"- This is not a time to over-stretch and challenge yourself. Gather your energy and act with discretion.

Changing line #3

"Restraint Brings Joy"- When someone has no self-restraint, they can easily lose themselves in trivial affairs. Current problems can be reduced by taking care to not lose yourself in over-indulgence or extravagance

Changing line #5

"Incurring Equal Limitations"- The wise person will only place limits on others that they themselves can uphold. To level the playing field at this time will bring great success.

Changing line #6

"Avoiding Excessive Limitations"- Being frugal is wise, but don't sacrifice generosity. The wise person knows when to make limits and when to break limits.


The future hexagram #18:
"Ruin"

The meaning of hexagram #18

Decay and destruction are indicated in this foreboding hexagram which literally means "Mountain above Wind". The cold winds have decended from the mountain and are destroying the crops below. What is being destroyed can be saved, but enormous efforts will be required. Only through dedication and tireless labor will what is cherished be kept safe. A time of scarcity is indicated. Time must not be wasted. To relax at this time is to ensure failure.

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