I Ching Hexagram 4 Changing to Hexagram 3

#4.1,2,5,6 > #3
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"Youthful Inexperience"   is changing to   "Trouble at the Start"

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

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are transformed from #4 to #3.


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Mountain Water
Water Thunder

The initial hexagram #4 deconstructs into the upper trigram of Mountain on top of the lower trigram of Water.

The successive changed hexagram, #3, deconstructs into a newly transformed upper trigram of Water on top of a newly transformed 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 3

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 #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.

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 #3:
"Trouble at the Start"

The meaning of hexagram #3

This hexagram indicates progress after a difficult or delayed beginning. New projects or ambitions should be carefully planned before beginning. Consider the help of close friends or a trusted associate: their help will guarantee your success in the matter at hand. Storms may also be indicated here.

For more about hexagram #3, including changing lines for #3 visit the main hexagram #3 page.


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