Nine in the fourth place:
Not always appropriate, but irresistible.
Do not expect support.
Do not ridicule anyone.
…..The fourth place: 24. Return, The Turning Point
…..Returning from a distance.
…..One says what is on one’s mind.
…..One will be heard.
…..Response will be minimal.
……….Nine in the fourth place:
……….Impressed with one’s own self worth,
……….One is inclined to talk too much.
……….No one will argue.
……….Worthy people will not be attracted.
Technical Considerations of Line 4:
Solid in an even place
Firmness at the wrong time
(Astrological note: This place concerns the affairs of Houses 7 and 8)
Holding Together with inappropriate energy below.
(Astrological note: Inappropriate reinforcement from Houses 5 and 6)
Trigrams of Influence:
Zodiac Considerations (Sub-Pentans) for the Fourth Place:
This is one of the six lines (3 solid and 3 broken) that neutralize themselves at 15° Taurus. 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.