"Union" is changing to "Completion"
Above, we see I Ching hexagram #8 changing to hexagram #63 with a total of 2 changing lines.
In this transformation, the changes are limited to the lower trigram during the movement from #8 to #63.
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The first hexagram #8 can be broken down into the upper trigram of Water on top of the lower trigram of Earth.
The successive completed hexagram, #63, deconstructs into an untransformed upper trigram of Water on top of a transformed lower trigram of Fire.
The starting hexagram #8:
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 63
Changing line #1
"Truth is Like a Full Earthen Bowl"- This changing line, at the base of the hexagram references the most basic elements of relationships. Even when they are simple, they are evenly rounded and strong. A full earthen bowl is obviously full. It does not hide its contents. Consider basic things before considering things that are elaborate.
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 #63:
The meaning of hexagram #63
A transition from chaos to order is referenced by this hexagram. You have come a long way but the journey is not over. Like a traveler who has traversed a difficult and wide river, you appear to approach your destination. But the river bank is not the final stopping place. The most difficult work is over, but the wise person never stops moving onward in incremental steps. You are entering new territory and it will be smooth going at first. A new relationship or project will get off to the perfect beginning. But stay balanced internally and externally, or else the road ahead could become bumpy. Completion and beginning are deeply connected. Only one part of your journey is ending.
For more about hexagram #63, including changing lines for #63 visit the main hexagram #63 page.
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