I Ching Hexagram 4 Changing to Hexagram 48

#4.3,5,6 > #48
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"Youthful Inexperience"   is changing to   "The Well"

In the transformation pictured above, we see I Ching hexagram #4 changing to hexagram #48 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed from #4 to #48.


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Mountain Water
Water Wind

The first hexagram #4 is composed of the upper trigram of Mountain on top of the lower trigram of Water.

The secondary changed hexagram, #48, breaks down into a newly transformed upper trigram of Water on top of a newly transformed 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 48

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 #5

"Youthful Inexperience Brings Luck" - Beginners luck reminds the wise that wisdom alone is not the path to achieving one's goals. Beginners can often make up for their lack of wisdom with enthusiasm and new ideas. A young person may be surprisingly helpful. Do not be afraid to try new things at this time. A new approach.

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 #48:
"The Well"

The meaning of hexagram #48

An inexhaustible supply of water and sustenance are referenced by this hexagram. This is a time to make good use of all your resources. But if the well seems to have run dry, or the supply cannot be accessed, the solution lies in banding together with others for the good of all. This is a time to group together despite differences. It is time to draw from the well of knowledge. Let life itself sustain you. The wise person knows that despite superficial differences, we are all the same on the inside. Draw your sustenance from the entire kingdom. Good can come from anywhere and everywhere.

For more about hexagram #48, including changing lines for #48 visit the main hexagram #48 page.


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