"Pitfalls" is changing to "Wind and Clouds"
In the illustration shown here, we can see I Ching hexagram #29 transitioning to hexagram #9 with a total of 3 changing lines.
In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed in the transition from #29 to #9.
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The initial hexagram #29 is composed of the upper trigram of Water on top of an identical lower trigram of Water.
The following transformed hexagram, #9, breaks down into a newly transformed upper trigram of Wind on top of a newly transformed lower trigram of Heaven.
The starting hexagram #29:
The meaning of hexagram #29
Dangers and challenges are indicated in this unwelcome hexagram. Faith and connection to others are your lifelines during this doubly dangerous time. Confront all dangers headfirst. Summon your strength and rise to the call. This is a time to take charge. Don't run away from yourself or your problems. To give up at this time may prove disastrous.
The changing lines between hexagram 29 and hexagram 9
Changing line #1
"Falling into an Abyss"- Any attempt to fight what is happening could make the situation worse. True surrender is your savior. Resistance is futile. Ride out the current bad situation and soon it will be over.
Changing line #3
"The Power of Waiting"- Stay put. Don't act one way or the other. Herein lies your strength.
Changing line #6
"Imprisonment"- The shackles you wear have grown tight. Come to grips with what is happening. Within three years time the light will shine brightly again
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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