I Ching Hexagram 9 Changing to Hexagram 5

#9.6 > #5
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"Wind and Clouds"   is changing to   "Patience"

In the illustration shown here, we see I Ching hexagram #9 changing to hexagram #5 with a solitary changing line.

In this transformation, the transformation is seen only in the upper trigram during the shift from #9 to #5.


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Wind Heaven
Water Heaven

The first hexagram #9 deconstructs into the upper trigram of Wind on top of the lower trigram of Heaven.

The second changed hexagram, #5, is composed of a transformed upper trigram of Water on top of an unchanged 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 5

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 #5:
"Patience"

The meaning of hexagram #5

The lesson of this hexagram is that good things come to those who wait. Patience requires both inner strength and a commitment to resist the temptation of acting prematurely. Often hardships will arise in the course of one's time spent waiting. The message here is that those who endure these hardships, and "cross great streams" will emerge victorious. Do not be put off your path at this time.

For more about hexagram #5, including changing lines for #5 visit the main hexagram #5 page.


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