I Ching Hexagram 4 Changing to Hexagram 46

#4.3,6 > #46
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"Youthful Inexperience"   is changing to   "Rising Up"

In the illustration above, we can see I Ching hexagram #4 transitioning to hexagram #46 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this transformation, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transitioning from #4 to #46.


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Mountain Water
Earth Wind

The beginning hexagram #4 is built from the upper trigram of Mountain positioned above the lower trigram of Water.

The successive changed hexagram, #46, is composed of a new, changed upper trigram of Earth 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 46

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 #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 #46:
"Rising Up"

The meaning of hexagram #46

This welcome hexagram symbolizes a lasting elevation in status or well being. A raise or promotion is very likely to occur at this time. Endeavors will turn out successfully, fires will be put out and chaos will turn to calmness. However, this is not a time to slack off from responsibility. Take actions deliberately. Place one foot in front of the other with solidity and purpose. Stay focused and conscious. Be like the tree trunk that grows strong and steady towards the sky.

For more about hexagram #46, including changing lines for #46 visit the main hexagram #46 page.


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