I Ching Hexagram 4 Changing to Hexagram 23

#4.2 > #23
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"Youthful Inexperience"   is changing to   "Splitting Apart"

In the illustration seen here, we can see I Ching hexagram #4 transitioning to hexagram #23 with just changing line.

In this changing hexagram, the changes are seen only in the lower trigram during the progression from #4 to #23.


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Mountain Water
Mountain Earth

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

The following completed hexagram, #23, is composed of an untransformed upper trigram of Mountain over a new, changed 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 23

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.


The future hexagram #23:
"Splitting Apart"

The meaning of hexagram #23

Peeling away, implosion and crumbling down are indicated in this serious hexagram. It is not a time to take new actions or purposely change course. Instead, let change happen through surrender. When the Earth's energy erupts, all one can do is get out of the way and accept this force. Stay alert and conscious. The wise person sees this as an opportunity to shed outdated thoughts, feelings and concerns. Destruction sometimes has value.

For more about hexagram #23, including changing lines for #23 visit the main hexagram #23 page.


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