I Ching Hexagram 4 Changing to Hexagram 20

#4.2,5 > #20
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #4 to #20. — There's more information on the main hexagram #4 page

"Youthful Inexperience"   is changing to   "Meditation"

Here, we can see I Ching hexagram #4 changing to hexagram #20 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transitioning from #4 to #20.


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Mountain Water
Wind Earth

The starting hexagram #4 deconstructs into the upper trigram of Mountain positioned above the lower trigram of Water.

The successive changed hexagram, #20, can be broken down into a transitioned upper trigram of Wind positioned above a transitioned 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 20

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 #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 #20:
"Meditation"

The meaning of hexagram #20

The meaning of this hexagram is meditation and contemplation, but the visual significance is that of a tower with a broad view which enables one to meditate on the wider landscape rather than immediate events. An additional meaning of this tower is that the tower itself can be seen for many miles, suggesting "an example" being set for others. This is a time to reflect carefully on what has gone before, and what is happening now in a broader sense. Decisions made at this time will be witnessed by many.

For more about hexagram #20, including changing lines for #20 visit the main hexagram #20 page.


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