I Ching Hexagram 4 Changing to Hexagram 21

#4.1,2,4 > #21
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"Youthful Inexperience"   is changing to   "Jaws"

In the illustration seen here, we can see I Ching hexagram #4 changing to hexagram #21 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transitioning from #4 to #21.


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Mountain Water
Fire Thunder

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

The successive transformed hexagram, #21, deconstructs into a new, changed upper trigram of Fire over a new, changed lower trigram of Thunder.


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 21

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 #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 #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 #21:
"Jaws"

The meaning of hexagram #21

This hexagram which is formed of the two powerful trigrams "Fire" and "Thunder" suggests something that is caught between two powerful forces. When that thing which is caught between the two forces is "chewed up", a positive union of two powerful forces will occur. There may be something that stands between you and your goal. It will not vanish by itself -- instead it will take constant and repeated pressure to remove this obstacle. This hexagram may also symbolize a lawsuit, legal action or legal penalties.

For more about hexagram #21, including changing lines for #21 visit the main hexagram #21 page.


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