I Ching Hexagram 9 Changing to Hexagram 44

#9.1,4 > #44
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"Wind and Clouds"   is changing to   "Coming Together"

In the illustration seen here, we can see I Ching hexagram #9 transitioning to hexagram #44 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are transformed from #9 to #44.


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Wind Heaven
Heaven Wind

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

The successive completed hexagram, #44, can be broken down into a new, changed upper trigram of Heaven above a new, changed 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 44

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 #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.


The future hexagram #44:
"Coming Together"

The meaning of hexagram #44

This is a good time to examine all the people in your life and ponder why you are connected to them. Look for the higher purpose in all relationships. Consider what this shared journey is teaching you. Don't judge people by their appearances. What lies beneath our outer appearance is what counts most. Form ties with intelligent people who support and share your own intelligence. Connect with like-minded souls. This may not be the best time to solidify a relationship or business partnership. Instead explore why people come together or don't come together in the first place. Coming together must be free of ulterior motives.

For more about hexagram #44, including changing lines for #44 visit the main hexagram #44 page.


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