I Ching Hexagram 32 Changing to Hexagram 9

#32.1,4,5,6 > #9
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"Permanence"   is changing to   "Wind and Clouds"

In the transformation pictured above, we can see I Ching hexagram #32 changing to hexagram #9 with a total of 4 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed in the transition from #32 to #9.


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Thunder Wind
Wind Heaven

The starting hexagram #32 is composed of the upper trigram of Thunder over the lower trigram of Wind.

The successive transformed hexagram, #9, can be broken down into a transformed upper trigram of Wind over a transformed lower trigram of Heaven.


The starting hexagram #32:
"Permanence"

The meaning of hexagram #32

This hexagram points to the importance of stability and constancy. In the same way that thunder and lightning have always been together, the wise person seeks unions that are forever. Keep an optimistic outlook and your friendships/partnerships will endure and succeed. Simultaneously, you must access a sense of stability inside yourself. Like the constellations in the sky, everything in life moves as an integrated whole. Discovering this integration - by which everyone and everything in the Universe are connected -will put you in touch with stability and the power of permanence.


The changing lines between hexagram 32 and hexagram 9

Changing line #1

"Waiting for Maturity"- In order for something to last, it must be nurtured and cultivated. A new endeavor or relationship may not be stable at first. This is OK. Open up gradually to the power of duration.

Changing line #4

"Seeking Worthy Support"- There is no sense in looking for permanency from something which does not feed your soul. If a contact or relationship does not support your higher purposes, let it dissolve.

Changing line #5

"Letting Duty Guide"- In each moment give importance to a sense of honor and duty. What duty will lead to the best outcome? Seek the answer and good fortune will come

Changing line #6

"Allowing Inner Composure"- When restlessness governs a relationship or partnership, it is unlikely to last. By taking the time to gain inner composure, relationships will flourish and endure


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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