"Creativity (Heaven)" is changing to "Youthful Inexperience"
Above, we can see I Ching hexagram #1 transforming to hexagram #4 with a total of 4 changing lines.
In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed in the transition from #1 to #4.
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The first hexagram #1 breaks down into the upper trigram of Heaven over another lower trigram of Heaven.
The successive completed hexagram, #4, is composed of a newly transformed upper trigram of Mountain over a newly transformed lower trigram of Water.
The starting hexagram #1:
The meaning of hexagram #1
Heaven signifies the ultimate creative force. This hexagram formed of six unbroken lines signifies the purest form of power and positive energy. An expression of pure truth and strength that exceeds all worldly, physical or immediate concerns. A time of profound thought and conscious creation.
The changing lines between hexagram 1 and hexagram 4
Changing line #1
"Hidden Dragon. Do Not Act" - Have patience. There is a time for action and a time for mature patience. Now is a time for a cautious pause. Time holds answers for those who would wait for them.
Changing line #3
"Vigilance all Day, Apprehension by Night" - A constant defence of ones principles is needed. Creation requires constant effort and a wellspring of energy. Be cautious of forces that would lead astray or take advantage of a lapse in focus.
Changing line #4
"The Dragon Soars up from the Depths" - Choices are at hand that will have profound effects on future direction. Remember that neither choice is right or wrong. They are simply reflections of your true self. Reflect not on the question, but on the path to which you belong.
Changing line #5
"The Dragon Flies through the Skies" - Destiny is a powerful force. All things are drawn to what is within their true nature. Each thing follows its own kind. Some things are just meant to be, others are not. The great dragon has achieved its rightful place.
The future hexagram #4:
The meaning of hexagram #4
Inexperience is a double edged sword. It leads one to make mistakes, but the mistakes are necessary in order to learn. Do not feign knowledge. Seek out experience and ask what you do not know. Over time, all gaps in knowlege will be filled.
For more about hexagram #4, including changing lines for #4 visit the main hexagram #4 page.
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