I Ching Hexagram 9 Changing to Hexagram 59

#9.1,3 > #59
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"Wind and Clouds"   is changing to   "Dispersing"

In the illustration shown here, we see I Ching hexagram #9 transforming to hexagram #59 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, the changes are limited to the lower trigram during the shift from #9 to #59.


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Wind Heaven
Wind Water

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

The second completed hexagram, #59, breaks down into a preserved, unchanged upper trigram of Wind over a new, changed lower trigram of Water.


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 59

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 #3

"The Wheels Come Off the Wagon"- This changing line offers a warning against pushing forward against powerful opposition. A wagon has been pushed to the limits and now it faces destruction as the wheels are torn from the spokes. The result is tension all around: relationships falter and loyalties are tested. The outcome looks unfortunate.


The future hexagram #59:
"Dispersing"

The meaning of hexagram #59

This powerful hexagram indicates a dispersal of people and ideas. In the same way that wind skims across a watery surface, sending thousands of ripples in its path, this hexagram signifies a time of many small changes. Old partnerships dissolve, friends move or money seems to get away from you for a time. Don't be concerned. The wise person knows that a period of dispersion inevitably gives rise to the return of another cycle of positive growth. This hexagram may also reference friends or family who move away.

For more about hexagram #59, including changing lines for #59 visit the main hexagram #59 page.


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