I Ching Hexagram 4 Changing to Hexagram 40

#4.4,6 > #40
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #4 to #40. — There's more information on the main hexagram #4 page

"Youthful Inexperience"   is changing to   "Deliverance"

In the transformation shown above, we see I Ching hexagram #4 transitioning to hexagram #40 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this transformation, the changes are limited to the upper trigram during the movement from #4 to #40.


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Mountain Water
Thunder Water

The starting hexagram #4 is built from the upper trigram of Mountain on top of the lower trigram of Water.

The second completed hexagram, #40, breaks down into a transitioned upper trigram of Thunder on top of a preserved, unchanged lower trigram of Water.


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 40

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 #40:
"Deliverance"

The meaning of hexagram #40

"Freedom from hardship" is the meaning of this welcome hexagram. Some challenges will still lie ahead, but the stage has been set for success. You have disentangled yourself from opposing forces. Your projects, ideas and dreams are destined to come to fruition. This is a time to rally your support base, and clear the air of any tensions and grievances. This is a time to forgive and forget. Let worries wash away like water.

For more about hexagram #40, including changing lines for #40 visit the main hexagram #40 page.


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