I Ching Hexagram 4 Changing to Hexagram 32

#4.3,4,6 > #32
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #4 to #32. — There's more information on the main hexagram #4 page

"Youthful Inexperience"   is changing to   "Permanence"

In the illustration above, we can see I Ching hexagram #4 transitioning to hexagram #32 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transforming from #4 to #32.


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Mountain Water
Thunder Wind

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

The successive completed hexagram, #32, deconstructs into a new, changed upper trigram of Thunder positioned above a new, changed lower trigram of Wind.


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 32

Changing line #3

"To Lose Posession of Self" - This line references strength of character and resolve within relationships. One should stay true to one's commitments and not waiver in the face of materialistic opportunity. An unfaithful man or woman may be referenced here.

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.

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 #32:
"Permanence"

The meaning of hexagram #32

This hexagram points to the importance of stability and constancy. In the same way that thunder and lightning have always been together, the wise person seeks unions that are forever. Keep an optimistic outlook and your friendships/partnerships will endure and succeed. Simultaneously, you must access a sense of stability inside yourself. Like the constellations in the sky, everything in life moves as an integrated whole. Discovering this integration - by which everyone and everything in the Universe are connected -will put you in touch with stability and the power of permanence.

For more about hexagram #32, including changing lines for #32 visit the main hexagram #32 page.


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