Nine in the sixth place:
One keeps busy but is not content.
One does not hear the calls of others.
One preaches to the converted.
There is no reward in that.
One pushes too far.
There will be no sleep.
…..The sixth place: 8. Holding Together
…..People will hold together
…..Around a strong person with a positive attitude.
…..If you are not that person,
…..You must decide who to align with.
……….Nine in the sixth place:
……….One pushes further than one should
……….And makes unreasonable demands.
……….The humble and the weak are ignored.
……….What good will come of this?
Technical Considerations of Line 6:
Solid in an even place
Firmness at the wrong time
(Astrological note: This place concerns the affairs of Houses 11 and 12)
No Holding Together
Inner Correspondence: Approval and support from Line 3
(Astrological note: Approval and support from Houses 5 and 6)
Trigrams of Influence:
Zodiac Considerations (Sub-Pentans) for the Sixth Place:
This is one of the six lines (3 solid and 3 broken) that neutralize themselves at 15° Scorpio. In the I Ching there are a total of 24 such neutral lines. This allows for an exact correspondence between 360° of the Zodiac and the remaining 360 lines of the I Ching.
It happens in the middle of each of the fixed signs, where the cardinal forces meet the mutable forces.