I Ching Hexagram 9 Changing to Hexagram 42

#9.2,3 > #42
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"Wind and Clouds"   is changing to   "Increase"

Here, we can see I Ching hexagram #9 transitioning to hexagram #42 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, the changes are limited to the lower trigram during the progression from #9 to #42.


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Wind Heaven
Wind Thunder

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

The following changed hexagram, #42, deconstructs into a preserved, unchanged upper trigram of Wind positioned above a transformed lower trigram of Thunder.


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 42

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.


The future hexagram #42:
"Increase"

The meaning of hexagram #42

Like wind growing stronger and thunder growing louder, this hexagram signifies a time of building up and amassing of energies. A time of prosperity, increased health and vitality is drawing near. Use this increased flow of good fortune to support others, foster your education or start a business. Expect a burst of creative power that will be sustained easily. Shoulder your responsibility wisely. Let forces combine for greater abundance and let your inner drive propel you forward.

For more about hexagram #42, including changing lines for #42 visit the main hexagram #42 page.


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