I Ching Hexagram 9 Changing to Hexagram 14

#9.4,5 > #14
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #9 to #14. — There's more information on the main hexagram #9 page

"Wind and Clouds"   is changing to   "Plenty"

Above, we see I Ching hexagram #9 changing to hexagram #14 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this transformation, the transformation is seen only in the upper trigram during the movement from #9 to #14.


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Wind Heaven
Fire Heaven

The initial hexagram #9 is built from the upper trigram of Wind over the lower trigram of Heaven.

The successive transformed hexagram, #14, is built from a transformed upper trigram of Fire over a preserved, unchanged lower trigram of Heaven.


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 14

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.

Changing line #5

"Sincere Attachment Brings Rewards"- The synergy between two parties or people is greater than the energy of each individual. This changing line, near the top of this hexagram, references the additional power that can be created by a combination of forces. Romance and favorable business partnerships are referenced here.


The future hexagram #14:
"Plenty"

The meaning of hexagram #14

This hexagram which is literally read to mean "Fire in the Heavens" symbolizes the life-giving "Sun". The Sun is the source of all wealth and abundance and references a time of prosperity and plenty. With abundance comes the power to do great things and to create positive change. At the same time, the Sun carries a warning not to create waste, or to use this time of plenty for personal gluttony. An abundance of something is coming your way. Use it wisely. Also: Early mornings bring success.

For more about hexagram #14, including changing lines for #14 visit the main hexagram #14 page.


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