Hexagram #39 is Difficulties or Obstruction. It is the yin-yang inverse of the previous one. By this I mean that the yang lines have become yin and the yin lines have become yang.
This hexagram comes to you at a time when you may be feeling like you’re confronting many difficulties, and may feel the stress of facing the obstructions. This is not a time to act, but rather to take a step back and re-evaluate the situation. You are advised not to try and do this on your own, or to dwell on the past, but rather to seek out others who may be able to help you work your way through these difficulties. While this time feels unpleasant, it is setting the stage for a new energy and direction.
The trigrams that make up this hexagram are water over the mountain, signifying both danger and self-reflection. The nuclear trigram is #64, Not Yet Fording. This signifies the possibility of gathering your energy to move ahead.
The first changing line tells you that the difficulties you’re facing now will eventually yield to something praiseworthy. The second changing line tells you that the difficulties you’re facing are not your fault. The third changing line says that the difficulties will soon reverse themselves. The fourth changing line says that the difficulties will give you an opportunity to make beneficial connections. The fifth changing line encourages you that help is on the way. The sixth changing line counsels you that the time is drawing near for you to act.