Nine in the fourth place:
One overreacts but causes no harm.
One’s enthusiasm is accepted.
Those who hesitate will be convinced.
…..The fourth place: 44. Coming To Meet.
…..Gentleness will affect even the hardest heart.
…..This is the beginning of the need for reflection.
……….Nine in the fourth place:
……….One speaks without listening.
……….If one’s intention is good
……….One’s influence will increase.
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° Aquarius. 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.