Hexagram 10 Line 6

Hexagram 10 Line 6

01a-IC-R-S 02TA-03-Hx10 Treading Conduct-L6

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

Inappropriate action

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:

Upper Primary       

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.

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