I Ching Hexagram 4 Changing to Hexagram 15

#4.2,3,6 > #15
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"Youthful Inexperience"   is changing to   "Modesty and Progress"

In the illustration seen here, we see I Ching hexagram #4 changing to hexagram #15 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed from #4 to #15.


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Mountain Water
Earth Mountain

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

The following transformed hexagram, #15, is built from a newly transformed upper trigram of Earth on top of a newly transformed lower trigram of Mountain.


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 15

Changing line #2

"Show tolerance to the Fool" - The person who has a strong character exercises patience and resolve in dealing with those who act rashly and stupidly. Act with inner strength, and extreme tolerance and the issues at hand will be resolved. When others act emotionally it will fall to you to keep a cool head.

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 #6

"Transgressions do not Further One" - There comes a time when foolishness must be punished or when those who are foolish must be left to their own misery. Remember though, that one's response should be measured, and not the result of emotion. To overreact with a loss of control is to be foolish as well.


The future hexagram #15:
"Modesty and Progress"

The meaning of hexagram #15

This hexagram symbolizes the two concepts of modesty and progress. The suggestion here is that progress at this time can best be accomplished through a modest approach. Self promotion or boasting are seen as strong negatives here. Actions will speak far louder than self-serving words. If something is unknown, ask without shame. Feigning knowledge brings misfortune.

For more about hexagram #15, including changing lines for #15 visit the main hexagram #15 page.


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