I Ching Hexagram 9 Changing to Hexagram 43

#9.4,6 > #43
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"Wind and Clouds"   is changing to   "Breaking Through"

In the illustration seen here, we see I Ching hexagram #9 changing to hexagram #43 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this transformation, the transition occurs only in the upper trigram during the progression from #9 to #43.


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Wind Heaven
Lake Heaven

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

The following completed hexagram, #43, can be broken down into a transformed upper trigram of Lake on top of a preserved lower trigram of Heaven.


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 43

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 #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 #43:
"Breaking Through"

The meaning of hexagram #43

Pressure has been building for some time. Now, like water cracking and bursting through a dam, old restraints are being broken. The river overflows the dam. The truthful finally cast aside the untrue. Tension gives way to motion. Powerful action has been a long time coming. The influences of those who are beneath you suddenly mean very little. A cloudburst. The months of April and May may have special significance to this hexagram.

For more about hexagram #43, including changing lines for #43 visit the main hexagram #43 page.


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