I Ching Hexagram 27 Changing to Hexagram 4

#27.1,2 > #4
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"Nourishment"   is changing to   "Youthful Inexperience"

In the transformation pictured above, we see I Ching hexagram #27 transitioning to hexagram #4 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this transformation, the transition occurs only in the lower trigram during the progression from #27 to #4.


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Mountain Thunder
Mountain Water

The beginning hexagram #27 deconstructs into the upper trigram of Mountain on top of the lower trigram of Thunder.

The second completed hexagram, #4, breaks down into a preserved upper trigram of Mountain on top of a new, changed lower trigram of Water.


The starting hexagram #27:
"Nourishment"

The meaning of hexagram #27

The image of an open mouth is portrayed by this hexagram. This is a time to nourish one's body, mind and spirit. It is also a time to delight in nourishing others. Remember, giving and receiving are not inherently different. To give is to receive. Feed yourself with good ideas, good actions, good books, good teachers and good people.


The changing lines between hexagram 27 and hexagram 4

Changing line #1

"The Sacred Turtle"-In this line, the turtle symbolizes wisdom and spiritual openness. Admire these qualities in others and notice them in yourself. If you ignore them, misfortune could start to crawl into your life.

Changing line #2

"Seeking the Best Nourishment"- This line is a reminder to take responsibility for one's own nourishment. Don't receive from the ungenerous. Be wise with your giving as well. Give help to those who have genuine potential, not to those who are unmotivated or ungenerous.


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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