I Ching Hexagram 4 Changing to Hexagram 14

#4.1,3,4 > #14
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"Youthful Inexperience"   is changing to   "Plenty"

In the transformation pictured above, we see I Ching hexagram #4 changing to hexagram #14 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are transformed from #4 to #14.


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Mountain Water
Fire Heaven

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

The successive changed hexagram, #14, is built from a transformed upper trigram of Fire on top of a transformed 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 14

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.


The future hexagram #14:
"Plenty"

The meaning of hexagram #14

This hexagram which is literally read to mean "Fire in the Heavens" symbolizes the life-giving "Sun". The Sun is the source of all wealth and abundance and references a time of prosperity and plenty. With abundance comes the power to do great things and to create positive change. At the same time, the Sun carries a warning not to create waste, or to use this time of plenty for personal gluttony. An abundance of something is coming your way. Use it wisely. Also: Early mornings bring success.

For more about hexagram #14, including changing lines for #14 visit the main hexagram #14 page.


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