"Influence" is changing to "Youthful Inexperience"
In the illustration above, we can see I Ching hexagram #31 changing to hexagram #4 with a total of 5 changing lines.
In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transitioning from #31 to #4.
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The initial hexagram #31 can be broken down into the upper trigram of Lake over the lower trigram of Mountain.
The successive completed hexagram, #4, deconstructs into a newly transformed upper trigram of Mountain over a newly transformed lower trigram of Water.
The starting hexagram #31:
The meaning of hexagram #31
We are all interconnected and we all affect each other's lives. This hexagram symbolizes the power each of us has to support one another, change and charm one another. This is a time to cooperate and connect. The deeper and broader meaning of relationships comes into play as one explores the ways that friends and lovers change each other. This will be a time when you easily bring someone new into your life. You can understand your lover/partner/co-worker by studying them and their movements. Win their approval with your loyalty and steadfast vision.
The changing lines between hexagram 31 and hexagram 4
Changing line #2
"Observing the Calves"- This line means that anyone with a poor intention will walk with a poor stride, and they may cause trouble for you. What is the motive behind someone's foot work? Know it well before you connect with them.
Changing line #3
"Observing the Thighs"- This line is a reminder that our changing moods influence our movements. Don't follow someone blindly. Be sensitive and gentle toward the shifting emotions in yourself and others
Changing line #4
"Letting the Heart Influence"- The true and quiet power of one's own inner heart and nature ensures the best influence upon others. Be true, firm and loving in yourself and there will be good fortune.
Changing line #5
"Patting Yourself on the Back"- If we cannot influence ourselves, we cannot produce positive change in others. Growth starts from within. Cheer others on by way of cheering yourself on first. Your attitude toward yourself determines your attitude toward others
Changing line #6
"Being Real"- This is a time when sincerity is extremely powerful. Notice how you talk and how others talk. Always remember that spoken words are potent and influential
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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