Nine in the fifth place:
Proud and arrogant.
One uses power heedlessly.
There is no one to rely on.
Even your partner will not help.
If one champions a worthy cause,
One will, in time, be forgiven.
…..The fifth place: 43. Breakthrough, Resoluteness
…..One pushes forward
…..And holds to one’s own priorities.
…..There will be a breakthrough.
…..People will move out of your way.
……….Nine in the fifth place:
……….Strength in position.
……….Holding firm to power.
……….One uses one’s social position
……….To increase influence
Technical Considerations of Line 5:
Solid in an odd place
Firmness at the right 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° Leo. 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.