I Ching Hexagram 60 Changing to Hexagram 5

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"Limitation"   is changing to   "Patience"

In the illustration seen here, we can see I Ching hexagram #60 transitioning to hexagram #5 with a solitary changing line.

In this changing hexagram, the transition occurs only in the lower trigram during the movement from #60 to #5.


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Water Lake
Water Heaven

The starting hexagram #60 is built from the upper trigram of Water over the lower trigram of Lake.

The following transformed hexagram, #5, is built from a preserved upper trigram of Water over a transformed lower trigram of Heaven.


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 5

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


The future hexagram #5:
"Patience"

The meaning of hexagram #5

The lesson of this hexagram is that good things come to those who wait. Patience requires both inner strength and a commitment to resist the temptation of acting prematurely. Often hardships will arise in the course of one's time spent waiting. The message here is that those who endure these hardships, and "cross great streams" will emerge victorious. Do not be put off your path at this time.

For more about hexagram #5, including changing lines for #5 visit the main hexagram #5 page.


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