"Wind and Clouds" is changing to "The Well"
In the illustration shown here, we can see I Ching hexagram #9 transforming to hexagram #48 with a total of 2 changing lines.
In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed from #9 to #48.
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The starting hexagram #9 is built from the upper trigram of Wind on top of the lower trigram of Heaven.
The following changed hexagram, #48, can be broken down into a newly transformed upper trigram of Water on top of a newly transformed 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 48
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 #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 #48:
The meaning of hexagram #48
An inexhaustible supply of water and sustenance are referenced by this hexagram. This is a time to make good use of all your resources. But if the well seems to have run dry, or the supply cannot be accessed, the solution lies in banding together with others for the good of all. This is a time to group together despite differences. It is time to draw from the well of knowledge. Let life itself sustain you. The wise person knows that despite superficial differences, we are all the same on the inside. Draw your sustenance from the entire kingdom. Good can come from anywhere and everywhere.
For more about hexagram #48, including changing lines for #48 visit the main hexagram #48 page.
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