Six in the fifth place:
One has little or no influence.
If there are shocks
One stays calm.
One accepts the initiatives of others
And does not criticize or interfere.
…..The fifth place: 27. The Corners of the Mouth
…..Control what goes in
…..And what comes out of the mouth.
…..Do not disturb others
…..And you will not be disturbed.
……….Six in the fifth place:
……….Virtuous conduct inspires respect.
……….People are encouraged to work together.
……….Much can be accomplished without worry or fear.
Technical Considerations of Line 5:
Broken in an odd place
Yielding at the wrong time
(Astrological note: This place concerns the affairs of Houses 9 and 10)
No Holding Together
Trigrams of Influence:
Zodiac Considerations (Sub-Pentans) for the Fifth 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.