I Ching Hexagram 50 Changing to Hexagram 9

#50.1,4,5 > #9
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"The Cauldron"   is changing to   "Wind and Clouds"

In the illustration above, we see I Ching hexagram #50 transforming to hexagram #9 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are transformed from #50 to #9.


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Fire Wind
Wind Heaven

The initial hexagram #50 breaks down into the upper trigram of Fire over the lower trigram of Wind.

The secondary completed hexagram, #9, breaks down into a new, changed upper trigram of Wind over a new, changed lower trigram of Heaven.


The starting hexagram #50:
"The Cauldron"

The meaning of hexagram #50

This hexagram symbolizes a rich cauldron of vitality and nourishment. It is an indication of supreme good fortune and an indication that your mind, body and soul will be well taken care of. The caldron is a container for your hopes, dreams and prayers. It is like a spiritual vessel that stores and then carries your dreams to fruition. Any apparent obstacles in your way will dissolve or be altered in such a way that they then act to propel your endeavors forward. But remember that you are what you consume. Good things come from good thoughts and energies.


The changing lines between hexagram 50 and hexagram 9

Changing line #1

"Overturning the Cauldron"- This will be a time where you easily let go of everything you no longer need. You will rid yourself, your organization and your life of old ideas that no longer serve you. Tip over the cauldron and receive anew all that is fresh and alive.

Changing line #4

"The Cauldron's Leg Breaks"- This line implies a setback. Take a breather and reevaluate the situation. This is a time to start over or receive support. With clear intentions you will avoid being disgraced

Changing line #5

"Bright Golden Handles"- Here, the cauldron's old handles have been replaced by beautiful new handles, signifying that the right helpers are gathering together at this time. Expect continued success


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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