I Ching Hexagram 2 Changing to Hexagram 4

#2.2,6 > #4
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"The Receptive"   is changing to   "Youthful Inexperience"

In the illustration above, we can see I Ching hexagram #2 changing to hexagram #4 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen changing from #2 to #4.


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Earth Earth
Mountain Water

The initial hexagram #2 deconstructs into the upper trigram of Earth positioned above a matching lower trigram of Earth.

The successive completed hexagram, #4, deconstructs into a transformed upper trigram of Mountain positioned above a transformed lower trigram of Water.


The starting hexagram #2:
"The Receptive"

The meaning of hexagram #2

The Receptive is the hexagram denoting "devotion" and the spirit of the Earth. Fertile ground is required for creation. The hexagram of "the receptive" often has a strong female meaning, but can denote a powerful relationship between either a man and a woman, a father and son or between friends. A conscious act of devotion and a willingness to stand by that person, principle or force which sustains us, guides us or fills us with energy.


The changing lines between hexagram 2 and hexagram 4

Changing line #2

"Straightness, Solidity and Greatness" - A strong construction and a stable foundation allow for a powerful structure to be built above. Directness leads to greatness. Do not take the roundabout path to your goal when the straightforward approach is necessary.

Changing line #6

"The Battle of Dragons" - A change in this line represents two dragons fighting. One is real, the other is a false dragon which will be defeated, but both will suffer injury. This is a battle which has been fought before -- and will be fought again.


The future hexagram #4:
"Youthful Inexperience"

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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