Jul 27, El hexagrama 48 es llamado 井 (ching), “El Pozo”. You can alter the city, you cannot alter the Well. Without loss, without gain, they go and they come in their order. The Well is always the Well. A muddy bottom. I Ching Reference: Hexagram # The I Ching symbol meaning ‘The Well Of Joy’ . An inexhaustible supply of love, nourishment, and sustenance are referenced.

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Please select the chapter or hexagram below! Generations coming and going and the continuance of life and development. Although a town site may be altered, The Well remains the same. Its water level neither disappears nor receives any great increase, and the people can draw from it freely. Misfortune ensues if the rope breaks or the bucket is broken before it reaches the water.

The town may be changed, but the well cannot be changed. It neither decreases nor hwxagrama. They come and go and draw from hexagramw well. If one gets down almost to the water and the rope does not go all the way, or the jug breaks, it brings misfortune. A city may be moved, but not a well.

Love Interpretation of I-Ching Hexagram #48 –

The implication is that our activities are limited by natural conditions. The city might be moved; but not the well. It neither overflows nor runs dry.

People come and go, drawing from the well. The rope nearly reaches the water, but not quite; the jug breaks — misfortune.

I Ching Hexagram 48

Without losing, without acquiring. It emphasizes that maintaining access to this central source is the adequate way to handle it. To be in accord with the time, you are told to go to the well! Hexqgrama the city but not changing the well; there is no loss, there is no gain. Going and coming so orderly; when the drying up arrives one also hfxagrama not yet drawn from the well; burdening its formed earthenware jug; inauspicious. Changing the village, not changing the well; no loss, no gain.

Those who come and go use the well as a well.

48: The Well

If the rope does not reach all the way into the well, of if the bucket breaks, that is unfortunate. Lowering the bucket to the water, if you overturn the bucket before drawing it up from the well, this is unlucky. The Well indicates that the planning of a district may be changed, but the location of the well may not. The water level of a well will neither increase nor decrease from use.

There are wells here and hexagama. When one is drawing water from a well, if he tangles the rope and damages the bucket just before it clears the well, it will be foreboding.

The image of heaxgrama over wood forms The Well. The superior man comforts the people and stimulates their mutual cooperation.

Thus the superior man encourages the people at their work and exhorts them to help one another.

This hexagram symbolizes water over wood. The Superior Man encourages the people with advice and assistance. Water on wood symbolizes The Well. The superior man inspires people to work diligently, and advises them to hxagrama each other. Above wood possessing stream.


A chun tzu uses toiling commoners to encourage mutualizing. There is water above wood — A Well. Thus do superior people comfort the people and encourage reciprocity.

There is water above wood; this is The Well. Thus, the jun zi encourages people to work for the good of the public and to help one another for a hexgarama life. Wood penetrates the water and raises it, giving the image of The Well which gives nourishment yet is not exhausted. The dynamic central lines in ehxagrama second and fifth places indicate that the town site may change, but the well does not.

If the rope does not reach the water the well does not serve its purpose. A broken bucket brings about evil. The upper trigram represents Water, and the lower symbolizes Wood, giving the image of a wooden bucket in the water of a well. What is said hexxgrama this hexagram might be styled: In the Judgment we see the well remaining substantially the same through many changes of society — a dependable source of refreshment to its users.

As the fashion of the well remains changeless, so do the principles of human nature and good government. The value of the well depends upon the water being drawn up and used — and so must the principles of good government be implemented. This hexagram usually indicates that we have a hidden doubt or fear. We may secretly disbelieve our path. Amid the changes of life the only constant is the psyche itself — to be alive is to draw upon its energy.

The Superior Man promotes the harmonious interplay of his thoughts and feelings. Works on the integration of his complexes. A well is a universal symbol of a source of inner truth, and is often associated with a place that is sacred to the gods:. There he built an altar and invoked the name of Yahweh. There he pitched his tent, and there Isaac’s servants sank a well.

From the first well, which is of animal nature and deep, the father drinks, together with his children and cattle; from the second, which is yet deeper and on the very margin of nature, there drink only the children of men, namely those whose reason has awakened and whom we call philosophers; from the third, the deepest of all drink the sons of the All-Highest, whom we call gods and true theologians.

Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa. Psychologically interpreted, a well symbolizes the continuously flowing unconscious psyche, the fountain of all hexagramaa. In this hexagram each line represents a level within the well — by extension suggesting a hierarchy of value in the unconscious. It is important to remember that not all of our inner images, intuitions or impulses come from the Self.

Note that lines one through four all show the water of the well not being utilized for one reason or another — only in lines three, five and six is it actually available for use. In some sensitive individuals there is hexabrama awakening of para-psychological perceptions.

They have visions, which they believe to be of exalted beings; they may hear voices, or begin to write automatically, accepting the messages at their face value and obeying them unreservedly. The quality of such messages is very varied. Sometimes they contain fine teachings, but they should always be examined with much discrimination and sound judgment, and without being influenced by their uncommon origin or by any claim by their alleged transmitter.


No validity should be attributed to messages containing definite orders and commanding blind obedience, and to those tending to exalt the personality of the recipient. Roberto Assagioli — Psychosynthesis. If “the bucket breaks,” our understanding is unequal to our observation and the insights are lost. One might plausibly find the image for a cancer cure within one’s psyche, but without a conscious frame of reference to acknowledge it, it would be unrecognized and lost.

Those who closely monitor their dreams know that there is an endless outpouring of strange images within the psyche which might be of inestimable value if only we knew what they referred to.

Wilhelm emphasizes the idea of “nourishing the people,” which psychologically means that the role of the ego is to facilitate the cooperation of intra-psychic forces. The solution lies, rather, along the lines of a harmonious integration of all drives into the total personality, first through the proper subordination and coordination, and then through the transformation and sublimation of the excessive or unused quota of energy.

The first line, magnetic, shows a well so muddy that men will not drink of it; or an old well to which neither birds nor other creatures resort. One does not drink the mud of the well. No animals come to an old well. The muddy water at the well bottom is undrinkable; an old well attracts no animals.

No one drinks from a muddy well. Even animals do not come to an old well. The ancient well without wildfowl. If the well is muddy do not drink; the old well does not have game. Mud in a well is not to be consumed. There are no animals at an abandoned well.

It has been forsaken in the course of time. The first clause signifies that our affairs take a downward trend; the second, that it is time to give up. The season stowed-away indeed. Because its time is gone. It has been abandoned. Line one is magnetic and at the bottom of the figure – suggesting the mud at the bottom of a well. Many men in authority are like such a well: It is said of line one: At the outset, the man’s life is immersed in corrupt, useless, and repulsive muck.

No one is attracted to him. You rely too much upon your own opinions and perceptions and therefore have little to offer others in the way of insight or nourishment.

When there is no longer an exchange with others, you are lost and forgotten. Birds symbolize the realm of intellect, ideas or thought, and often this line has clearly meant that my idea or concept of the matter at hand was stagnant or out-moded. For example, the notion that the world is flat is an idea which was once widely held, but which has since been “forsaken in the course of time.