I Ching Hexagram 60 Changing to Hexagram 8

#60.1,2 > #8
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"Limitation"   is changing to   "Union"

Here, we see I Ching hexagram #60 transforming to hexagram #8 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, the changes are limited to the lower trigram during the shift from #60 to #8.


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Water Lake
Water Earth

The starting hexagram #60 breaks down into the upper trigram of Water over the lower trigram of Lake.

The secondary changed hexagram, #8, can be broken down into a preserved, unchanged upper trigram of Water over a transitioned lower trigram of Earth.


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 8

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 #2

"Staying Inside the Gate"- To go out the door and then stop before going beyond the gate means to take action at precisely the right time and in the right measure. Wait until you see the golden opportunity, act at once, and then stop without going too far.


The future hexagram #8:
"Union"

The meaning of hexagram #8

This hexagram represents the binding force, or commitments that exist between two people or organizations. Through union we become more powerful and yet we must also remember that to some extent we become less free. Strong commitment and authority is required, but so is a letting go of personal desires for the sake of the greater good. Union is an agreement and a blessing. It is a force for strength, but it must also be nurtured and protected. A union that is not defended will eventually shatter.

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