I Ching Hexagram 34 Changing to Hexagram 4

#34.1,3,4,6 > #4
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"Great Power"   is changing to   "Youthful Inexperience"

In the transformation pictured above, we can see I Ching hexagram #34 transitioning to hexagram #4 with a total of 4 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are transformed from #34 to #4.


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Thunder Heaven
Mountain Water

The beginning hexagram #34 can be broken down into the upper trigram of Thunder positioned above the lower trigram of Heaven.

The successive transformed hexagram, #4, is composed of a new, changed upper trigram of Mountain positioned above a new, changed lower trigram of Water.


The starting hexagram #34:
"Great Power"

The meaning of hexagram #34

As if thunder and lightning are your allies, this hexagram implies great strength. This is a time to summon your determination and feel your own fortitude. Trust your momentum and your reputation will grow. Pay attention to details and follow through with your intentions, projects and ideas. New allies will surface as you extend your influence into uncharted lands. Helpful solutions will come to you. Let your vision and higher purpose be your compass.


The changing lines between hexagram 34 and hexagram 4

Changing line #1

"Feet Alone Are not Enough"- If your experience of your power is "only in your feet," this implies it is too soon to step forward. It means you have not awakened yet to your full potential. Let your strength emerge into your entire body and being before you walk forward. Seek allies that nourish your own strength. Only by gaining support from others will your power grow to its full potential.

Changing line #3

"Using Strength Wisely"- Stay mindful of where and how you direct your energy and power. Why exert it against an electrically charged barb-wire fence, when there is no reason to go through it? The wise person withdraws from activities/people that waste their energy.

Changing line #4

"Opened Gates"- There are no obstacles holding you back at this time. Step forward knowing you are on track.

Changing line #6

"Butting Heads"- You are in deadlock. You are either fighting with yourself or with a comrade. There is no winner, no loser, no gain, and no loss. The wise person steps back from the fight and stays put for a time. Current problems will be stopped through acceptance of where you are.


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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