"Family" is changing to "Wind and Clouds"
In the illustration shown here, we see I Ching hexagram #37 changing to hexagram #9 with just changing line.
In this transformation, the changes are limited to the lower trigram during the shift from #37 to #9.
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The starting hexagram #37 breaks down into the upper trigram of Wind positioned above the lower trigram of Fire.
The secondary transformed hexagram, #9, can be broken down into a preserved, unchanged upper trigram of Wind positioned above a new, changed lower trigram of Heaven.
The starting hexagram #37:
The meaning of hexagram #37
This hexagram reminds us that our relationships with family and friends can provide us with insight. We see reflections of ourselves in our relationships with those around us. Family is a microcosm. We must observe the ties we have with our family members and understand our place in the family to gain perspective on ourselves. Who holds authority in your family? Who plays the part of a follower? In which directions does love flow or not flow? Observe all aspects of family life. Valuable nuggets of insight are available now.
The changing lines between hexagram 37 and hexagram 9
Changing line #2
"Nourishing Everyone"- Whether or not there is a central bread winner, a family that evenly divides the chores and duties will forge a stronger bond.
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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