I Ching Hexagram 19 Changing to Hexagram 9

#19.3,5,6 > #9
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #19 to #9. — There's more information on the main hexagram #19 page

"Approaching"   is changing to   "Wind and Clouds"

In the transformation shown above, we see I Ching hexagram #19 transforming to hexagram #9 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed from #19 to #9.


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Earth Lake
Wind Heaven

The first hexagram #19 is built from the upper trigram of Earth above the lower trigram of Lake.

The following changed hexagram, #9, breaks down into a newly transformed upper trigram of Wind above a newly transformed lower trigram of Heaven.


The starting hexagram #19:
"Approaching"

The meaning of hexagram #19

This hexagram references the positive concepts of anticipation and expectation. A time of growing power and energies which have not yet revealed themselves. Diligence and focus must be at maximal levels because a time of great flourishing is near. The period of late winter (just prior to the springtime) is also referenced here.


The changing lines between hexagram 19 and hexagram 9

Changing line #3

"Overly Confident Approach"- While things seem to be going well on one hand they are often falling apart on another. It is important to think broadly. A change in this line near the center of this hexagram suggests that small successes have bred an overconfidence which now undermines the overall progress. Do not take things for granted.

Changing line #5

"Advancing Wisdom"- There is anticipation towards that which approaches. But anticipation must not give way to over-eagerness or rash decisions. Wisdom must be sought out and allowed the proper time. Self-restraint must conquer self-gratification. Do not give in to anticipation. Allow events to unfold at their own pace.

Changing line #6

"The Generous Approach"- A change in the top line of this hexagram is a positive indicator suggesting that honesty and generosity are at work. What approaches is beneficial to all. This is an extremely positive indicator. Do not allow selfishness to prevent events from unfolding positively.


The future hexagram #9:
"Wind and Clouds"

The meaning of hexagram #9

This hexagram indicates dark clouds on the horizon. There is still no rain, and the clouds do not appear to be moving closer because the wind keeps them at bay. The underlying meaning here is that a weak force is capable of restraining a stronger force. Subtlety is called for here. Negotiation will beat direct force and charm will prove to be stronger than coercion. There is still time.

For more about hexagram #9, including changing lines for #9 visit the main hexagram #9 page.


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