Nine in the sixth place:
Do not get carried away by self importance.
Take care of little things.
Prepare for tomorrow.
Get ahead of your chores,
And you will sleep well.
…..The sixth place: 3. Difficulty at the Beginning
…..A new approach to old problems.
…..Extra effort will be needed.
…..If one perseveres
…..Difficulties will be diminished.
……….Nine in the sixth place:
……….One acts independently.
……….One goes beyond the limits of propriety
……….And says what should not be said.
……….No good will come of this.
……….Humiliation and misfortune.
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° 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.