I Ching Hexagram 4 Changing to Hexagram 10

#4.1,4,5 > #10
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"Youthful Inexperience"   is changing to   "Steps"

In the illustration above, we see I Ching hexagram #4 transitioning to hexagram #10 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed from #4 to #10.


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Mountain Water
Heaven Lake

The first hexagram #4 deconstructs into the upper trigram of Mountain over the lower trigram of Water.

The following completed hexagram, #10, is composed of a new, changed upper trigram of Heaven over a new, changed lower trigram of Lake.


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 10

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 #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 #10:
"Steps"

The meaning of hexagram #10

This simple looking hexagram relates to circumstances which might be inherently risky. In most cases treading in dangerous places is inadvisable. At this time however, there is very little danger. It is written in the ancient Book of Changes that "One steps on the tail of a tiger at his or her own risk" but the appearance of this hexagram suggests that right now such an act would be ignored (or even seen as playful). A more general reference here could be a mingling of people belonging to different social backgrounds. This sign is typically positive.

For more about hexagram #10, including changing lines for #10 visit the main hexagram #10 page.


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