I Ching Hexagram 4 Changing to Hexagram 2

#4.2,6 > #2
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"Youthful Inexperience"   is changing to   "The Receptive"

In the illustration seen here, we can see I Ching hexagram #4 changing to hexagram #2 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transitioning from #4 to #2.


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Mountain Water
Earth Earth

The beginning hexagram #4 is composed of the upper trigram of Mountain over the lower trigram of Water.

The second transformed hexagram, #2, is built from a transformed upper trigram of Earth over a transformed lower trigram of Earth.


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 2

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 #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 #2:
"The Receptive"

The meaning of hexagram #2

The Receptive is the hexagram denoting "devotion" and the spirit of the Earth. Fertile ground is required for creation. The hexagram of "the receptive" often has a strong female meaning, but can denote a powerful relationship between either a man and a woman, a father and son or between friends. A conscious act of devotion and a willingness to stand by that person, principle or force which sustains us, guides us or fills us with energy.

For more about hexagram #2, including changing lines for #2 visit the main hexagram #2 page.


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