I Ching Hexagram 4 Changing to Hexagram 38

#4.1,4 > #38
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #4 to #38. — There's more information on the main hexagram #4 page

"Youthful Inexperience"   is changing to   "Opposition"

In the illustration seen here, we see I Ching hexagram #4 changing to hexagram #38 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transitioning from #4 to #38.


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Mountain Water
Fire Lake

The beginning hexagram #4 can be broken down into the upper trigram of Mountain positioned above the lower trigram of Water.

The following transformed hexagram, #38, deconstructs into a transformed upper trigram of Fire positioned above a transformed lower trigram of Lake.


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 38

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 #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 #38:
"Opposition"

The meaning of hexagram #38

This hexagram implies a draw, an impasse or a stalemate. Like water and fire coming together, opposing forces bring activity to a standstill. The opposing forces you encounter may be the actions or opinions of others, or they may be one's own. An internal struggle may have brought you to a point where movement is impossible. This is a time to identify a higher vision for yourself. Look to see who shares your vision and who does not, who is in alignment with your cause and who is not. This is an opportunity to evaluate and decide on directions for future movement. The first step in dealing with opposition is identifying it.

For more about hexagram #38, including changing lines for #38 visit the main hexagram #38 page.


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