I Ching Hexagram 4 Changing to Hexagram 41

#4.1 > #41
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #4 to #41. — There's more information on the main hexagram #4 page

"Youthful Inexperience"   is changing to   "Decrease"

Above, we see I Ching hexagram #4 transforming to hexagram #41 with a lone changing line.

In this transformation, the changes are limited to the lower trigram during the movement from #4 to #41.


Have you tried iFate's popular free I Ching readings?
Click here to ask the I Ching anything.


Mountain Water
Mountain Lake

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

The second transformed hexagram, #41, deconstructs into a preserved, unchanged upper trigram of Mountain above a new, changed 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 41

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.


The future hexagram #41:
"Decrease"

The meaning of hexagram #41

Like a wooden foundation that has become weak and flimsy, this hexagram signifies a time of instability. Be careful, this could be a time of decreased prosperity. If handled wisely however, the future may hold a simple redistribution of funds. Simplicity and integrity are the keys here. If you reduce your goals, others will support your efforts. Reducing your immediate expectations may be a necessary step toward your greater dreams and aspirations. This is not a time to panic. It is a time to value simplicity and enjoy the natural world.

For more about hexagram #41, including changing lines for #41 visit the main hexagram #41 page.


Questions about love and romance? Have you tried iFate's popular, free
Love I Ching readings?
Click here to ask the I Ching anything about dating or romance.


More ifate logo I Ching: