I Ching Hexagram 9 Changing to Hexagram 18

#9.1,5 > #18
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #9 to #18. — There's more information on the main hexagram #9 page

"Wind and Clouds"   is changing to   "Ruin"

In the transformation shown above, we can see I Ching hexagram #9 transforming to hexagram #18 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are transformed from #9 to #18.


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Wind Heaven
Mountain Wind

The initial hexagram #9 deconstructs into the upper trigram of Wind over the lower trigram of Heaven.

The secondary completed hexagram, #18, breaks down into a transformed upper trigram of Mountain over a transformed lower trigram of Wind.


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 18

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 #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 #18:
"Ruin"

The meaning of hexagram #18

Decay and destruction are indicated in this foreboding hexagram which literally means "Mountain above Wind". The cold winds have decended from the mountain and are destroying the crops below. What is being destroyed can be saved, but enormous efforts will be required. Only through dedication and tireless labor will what is cherished be kept safe. A time of scarcity is indicated. Time must not be wasted. To relax at this time is to ensure failure.

For more about hexagram #18, including changing lines for #18 visit the main hexagram #18 page.


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