I Ching Hexagram 9 Changing to Hexagram 6

#9.1,3,4 > #6
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"Wind and Clouds"   is changing to   "Conflict"

In the transformation pictured above, we see I Ching hexagram #9 changing to hexagram #6 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen changing from #9 to #6.


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Wind Heaven
Heaven Water

The initial hexagram #9 breaks down into the upper trigram of Wind over the lower trigram of Heaven.

The successive changed hexagram, #6, breaks down into a new, changed upper trigram of Heaven 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 6

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.

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 #6:
"Conflict"

The meaning of hexagram #6

The message of this hexagram is that even those who go through life with good-will and the best intentions will at times meet with hostility and powerful opposition. At this time it is advised that conflict be avoided, for conflict at this time (even if justified) will lead to more serious setbacks. There are times when a "cautious halt" can be far more powerful than the most aggressive response.

For more about hexagram #6, including changing lines for #6 visit the main hexagram #6 page.


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