I Ching Hexagram 9 Changing to Hexagram 57

#9.1 > #57
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"Wind and Clouds"   is changing to   "Spreading"

In the illustration above, we see I Ching hexagram #9 transforming to hexagram #57 with just changing line.

In this changing hexagram, the changes are limited to the lower trigram during the progression from #9 to #57.


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Wind Heaven
Wind Wind

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

The following completed hexagram, #57, is composed of an unchanged upper trigram of Wind on top of 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 57

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.


The future hexagram #57:
"Spreading"

The meaning of hexagram #57

Like gentle wind wafting through a village, this hexagram suggests a time of influence and change. This is a time when clarity and truth can pierce through veils of illusion. Through earnestness and a sense of quiet peace, you can penetrate the hearts of those around you and spread goodwill and prosperity. This is a time to speak up and let your voice permeate the land. Communicate your wants and needs to those you love. The key here is to be gentle but continual with the expression of your dreams and wishes. Your will has incredible power to spread at this time. Be heard - but be true to yourself.

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