I Ching Hexagram 8 Changing to Hexagram 48

#8.2,3 > #48
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"Union"   is changing to   "The Well"

In the illustration above, we can see I Ching hexagram #8 transforming to hexagram #48 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this transformation, the changes are seen only in the lower trigram during the progression from #8 to #48.


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Water Earth
Water Wind

The initial hexagram #8 can be broken down into the upper trigram of Water positioned above the lower trigram of Earth.

The following changed hexagram, #48, can be broken down into an unchanged upper trigram of Water positioned above a transitioned lower trigram of Wind.


The starting 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.


The changing lines between hexagram 8 and hexagram 48

Changing line #2

"Perseverance Brings Good Fortune"- Since this changing line is part of the larger hexagram of "Union", it is interpreted as a perseverance in personal relationships. Those who stand by others will succeed. Those who move between friends, lovers and associates as if they are disposable will find ruin among weak friendships and broken partnerships.

Changing line #3

"Bound Together with Bad People"- Frequently we find ourselves associating or even in relationships with those who do not have our best interests at heart. This changing line reminds us that familiarity does not always equal dependability. We are also reminded that fundamental differences between certain people do not change.


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.

For more about hexagram #48, including changing lines for #48 visit the main hexagram #48 page.


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