I Ching Hexagram 9 Changing to Hexagram 29

#9.1,3,6 > #29
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"Wind and Clouds"   is changing to   "Pitfalls"

In the illustration seen here, we can see I Ching hexagram #9 transforming to hexagram #29 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transitioning from #9 to #29.


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Wind Heaven
Water Water

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

The secondary transformed hexagram, #29, is built from a newly transformed upper trigram of Water over a newly transformed lower trigram of Water.


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 29

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 #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 #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 #29:
"Pitfalls"

The meaning of hexagram #29

Dangers and challenges are indicated in this unwelcome hexagram. Faith and connection to others are your lifelines during this doubly dangerous time. Confront all dangers headfirst. Summon your strength and rise to the call. This is a time to take charge. Don't run away from yourself or your problems. To give up at this time may prove disastrous.

For more about hexagram #29, including changing lines for #29 visit the main hexagram #29 page.


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