I Ching Hexagram 9 Changing to Hexagram 13

#9.2,4 > #13
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"Wind and Clouds"   is changing to   "Fellowship"

In the illustration above, we see I Ching hexagram #9 changing to hexagram #13 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transitioning from #9 to #13.


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Wind Heaven
Heaven Fire

The beginning hexagram #9 is composed of the upper trigram of Wind above the lower trigram of Heaven.

The secondary changed hexagram, #13, deconstructs into a transformed upper trigram of Heaven above a transformed lower trigram of Fire.


The starting 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.


The changing lines between hexagram 9 and hexagram 13

Changing line #2

"Join the Return"- An obstacle faced at this time may be avoided by watching the course taken by others. You will not the first to have arrived at this place, nor will you be the last. Observe the paths taken by others and along the way you will see options you had not previously considered. Do not force your way down the current path if it is blocked.

Changing line #4

"If You are Sincere, There is No Blame"- There are times when one must intervene in the actions of a loved one, a good friend or a superior. The changes in this line indicate that even though this intervention may cause strife, in the end there will be no blame if your cause is just.


The future hexagram #13:
"Fellowship"

The meaning of hexagram #13

A social framework is at issue in this hexagram, which references groups of friends and the ties that bind them. Trust is important here, but also a willingness to put others before oneself. As in all fellowships, there is a pecking order. Some within are higher and some are lower. When this order is threatened, the entire fellowship can be threatened as well. Also referenced here is the concept of those who are inside the fellowship vs. those that are outside.

For more about hexagram #13, including changing lines for #13 visit the main hexagram #13 page.


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