I Ching Hexagram 56 Changing to Hexagram 9

#56.1,2,4,5 > #9
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #56 to #9. — There's more information on the main hexagram #56 page

"Traveling"   is changing to   "Wind and Clouds"

Here, we can see I Ching hexagram #56 transitioning to hexagram #9 with a total of 4 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed from #56 to #9.


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Fire Mountain
Wind Heaven

The beginning hexagram #56 breaks down into the upper trigram of Fire over the lower trigram of Mountain.

The second transformed hexagram, #9, is composed of a newly transformed upper trigram of Wind over a newly transformed lower trigram of Heaven.


The starting hexagram #56:
"Traveling"

The meaning of hexagram #56

This hexagram indicates a journey of discovery. It could be an outer journey to a new place or employment, or may reference a journey of self-discovery. This is a time to be sincere and extremely honest with yourself. What are you really looking for? Where do you think it will be found? Wandering over mountain tops, the wise person sees each step as a gift, and knows that home is always right where one stands. If you feel like staying, stay. If you feel like moving, move. Let your heart be your guide.


The changing lines between hexagram 56 and hexagram 9

Changing line #1

"Ignoring Trivial Concerns"- If you focus on trivial worries as you journey through life, this will lead to misfortune. There is no reason to get defensive at this time. Treat others with respect and they will treat you the same.

Changing line #2

"Your Needs are Met Easily"- There will be sufficient funds, food, shelter and friendships to help you on your journey. Relax. This is a time when you are touched by grace.

Changing line #4

"Visiting a Small Shelter"- This line means to be grateful for even the simplest pleasures in life. Limit your desires to that which you can really use. Travel lightly.

Changing line #5

"Shooting an Arrow Straight On"- This image implies a situation where you will be praised for your talents. You will make friends easily, even if you are in a new land


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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