I Ching Hexagram 4 Changing to Hexagram 5

#4.1,3,5,6 > #5
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"Youthful Inexperience"   is changing to   "Patience"

In the transformation pictured above, we see I Ching hexagram #4 changing to hexagram #5 with a total of 4 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed in the transition from #4 to #5.


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Mountain Water
Water Heaven

The starting hexagram #4 breaks down into the upper trigram of Mountain on top of the lower trigram of Water.

The secondary changed hexagram, #5, can be broken down into a transformed upper trigram of Water on top of a transformed lower trigram of Heaven.


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 5

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 #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 #5:
"Patience"

The meaning of hexagram #5

The lesson of this hexagram is that good things come to those who wait. Patience requires both inner strength and a commitment to resist the temptation of acting prematurely. Often hardships will arise in the course of one's time spent waiting. The message here is that those who endure these hardships, and "cross great streams" will emerge victorious. Do not be put off your path at this time.

For more about hexagram #5, including changing lines for #5 visit the main hexagram #5 page.


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