I Ching Hexagram 48 Changing to Hexagram 9

#48.1,6 > #9
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"The Well"   is changing to   "Wind and Clouds"

In the illustration seen here, we see I Ching hexagram #48 transforming to hexagram #9 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed from #48 to #9.


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Water Wind
Wind Heaven

The beginning hexagram #48 is composed of the upper trigram of Water on top of the lower trigram of Wind.

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


The starting hexagram #48:
"The Well"

The meaning of hexagram #48

An inexhaustible supply of water and sustenance are referenced by this hexagram. This is a time to make good use of all your resources. But if the well seems to have run dry, or the supply cannot be accessed, the solution lies in banding together with others for the good of all. This is a time to group together despite differences. It is time to draw from the well of knowledge. Let life itself sustain you. The wise person knows that despite superficial differences, we are all the same on the inside. Draw your sustenance from the entire kingdom. Good can come from anywhere and everywhere.


The changing lines between hexagram 48 and hexagram 9

Changing line #1

"Muddy Water"- If those around you are not suitable helpers toward your goal, then draw from a higher well. Empty the mud-filled bucket and seek from a larger pool.

Changing line #6

"Sharing the Well"- Just as the well is used by the entire town, the wise individual shares their services and empowers everyone they meet with their resources. Your inner wealth is inexhaustible, and the more you give the more you get.


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.

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