"Nourishment" is changing to "Wind and Clouds"
Above, we see I Ching hexagram #27 transitioning to hexagram #9 with a total of 3 changing lines.
In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transitioning from #27 to #9.
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The starting hexagram #27 can be broken down into the upper trigram of Mountain positioned above the lower trigram of Thunder.
The successive transformed hexagram, #9, breaks down into a transformed upper trigram of Wind positioned above a transformed lower trigram of Heaven.
The starting hexagram #27:
The meaning of hexagram #27
The image of an open mouth is portrayed by this hexagram. This is a time to nourish one's body, mind and spirit. It is also a time to delight in nourishing others. Remember, giving and receiving are not inherently different. To give is to receive. Feed yourself with good ideas, good actions, good books, good teachers and good people.
The changing lines between hexagram 27 and hexagram 9
Changing line #2
"Seeking the Best Nourishment"- This line is a reminder to take responsibility for one's own nourishment. Don't receive from the ungenerous. Be wise with your giving as well. Give help to those who have genuine potential, not to those who are unmotivated or ungenerous.
Changing line #3
"Feeding Your Soul"- When choosing friends, co-workers or romantic partners, ignore the superficial realms of status and finances. Be with people who support your deepest values. Receive with an open heart and you will avoid misfortunes and experience greater health.
Changing line #5
"Stepping off the Path"- Nurture yourself by taking a break from forward motion. Stand still for a while. Don't start a new project, job or romance just yet. Seek spiritual counsel first.
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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