I Ching Hexagram 9 Changing to Hexagram 41

#9.3,5 > #41
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #9 to #41. — There's more information on the main hexagram #9 page

"Wind and Clouds"   is changing to   "Decrease"

In the illustration seen here, we see I Ching hexagram #9 transitioning to hexagram #41 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transitioning from #9 to #41.


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Wind Heaven
Mountain Lake

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

The following completed hexagram, #41, is built from a newly transformed upper trigram of Mountain positioned above a newly transformed lower trigram of Lake.


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 41

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 #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 #41:
"Decrease"

The meaning of hexagram #41

Like a wooden foundation that has become weak and flimsy, this hexagram signifies a time of instability. Be careful, this could be a time of decreased prosperity. If handled wisely however, the future may hold a simple redistribution of funds. Simplicity and integrity are the keys here. If you reduce your goals, others will support your efforts. Reducing your immediate expectations may be a necessary step toward your greater dreams and aspirations. This is not a time to panic. It is a time to value simplicity and enjoy the natural world.

For more about hexagram #41, including changing lines for #41 visit the main hexagram #41 page.


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