I Ching Hexagram 9 Changing to Hexagram 16

#9.1,2,3,4,5,6 > #16
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"Wind and Clouds"   is changing to   "Approval"

In the illustration seen here, we can see I Ching hexagram #9 transitioning to hexagram #16 with all 6 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed from #9 to #16.


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Wind Heaven
Thunder Earth

The starting hexagram #9 can be broken down into the upper trigram of Wind positioned above the lower trigram of Heaven.

The second completed hexagram, #16, deconstructs into a transformed upper trigram of Thunder positioned above a transformed lower trigram of Earth.


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 16

Changing line #1

"Return to the Path"- As we explore life's possibilities we frequently come across obstacles which cannot be passed. This changing line at the base of the hexagram reminds us that we are free to return to the point where we left the path. From there it will be possible to journey smoothly. At this time good fortune awaits on the more travelled road.

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 #3

"The Wheels Come Off the Wagon"- This changing line offers a warning against pushing forward against powerful opposition. A wagon has been pushed to the limits and now it faces destruction as the wheels are torn from the spokes. The result is tension all around: relationships falter and loyalties are tested. The outcome looks unfortunate.

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.

Changing line #6

"The Rainfall Brings a Time of Rest"- This changing line at the top of the hexagram symbolizes a cloudburst and a release of tensions. Success has come at last, but with it come new dangers. Be comfortable with modest gains but do not overextend yourself for more. There is danger in greed and persistance. This changing line also indicates a female victory.


The future hexagram #16:
"Approval"

The meaning of hexagram #16

This hexagram with only one solid line indicates approval and enthusiastic support for actions and decisions. One strong line exists among many weaker supporting lines. In matters involving group decisions, consensus will be reached, and a single point of view will be shared among many. In personal matters, a choice will be respected, admired or obeyed. Unity is referenced here. Many act as one, because the one acts with confidence and clear leadership.

For more about hexagram #16, including changing lines for #16 visit the main hexagram #16 page.


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