I Ching Hexagram 4 Changing to Hexagram 1

#4.1,3,4,5 > #1
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"Youthful Inexperience"   is changing to   "Creativity (Heaven)"

In the illustration above, we see I Ching hexagram #4 changing to hexagram #1 with a total of 4 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed from #4 to #1.


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Mountain Water
Heaven Heaven

The first hexagram #4 can be broken down into the upper trigram of Mountain on top of the lower trigram of Water.

The following changed hexagram, #1, deconstructs into a new, changed upper trigram of Heaven on top of a new, changed lower trigram of Heaven.


The starting 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.


The changing lines between hexagram 4 and hexagram 1

Changing line #1

"Discipline" - Firmness and discipline is vital to development. But remember to remove the shackles of discipline because too much leads to negative developments.

Changing line #3

"To Lose Posession of Self" - This line references strength of character and resolve within relationships. One should stay true to one's commitments and not waiver in the face of materialistic opportunity. An unfaithful man or woman may be referenced here.

Changing line #4

"The Foolish Chains of Ignorance" - Ignorance can bind one as tightly as physical chains. Only through knowledge and experience can we achieve true freedom. This line suggests that regrets are on the horizon. A lack of experience causes hardship and mistakes. Sometimes allowing one to make mistakes is the only way to learn.

Changing line #5

"Youthful Inexperience Brings Luck" - Beginners luck reminds the wise that wisdom alone is not the path to achieving one's goals. Beginners can often make up for their lack of wisdom with enthusiasm and new ideas. A young person may be surprisingly helpful. Do not be afraid to try new things at this time. A new approach.


The future hexagram #1:
"Creativity (Heaven)"

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.

For more about hexagram #1, including changing lines for #1 visit the main hexagram #1 page.


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