I Ching Hexagram 4 Changing to Hexagram 50

#4.3,4 > #50
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"Youthful Inexperience"   is changing to   "The Cauldron"

In the illustration shown here, we see I Ching hexagram #4 transforming to hexagram #50 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed in the transition from #4 to #50.


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Mountain Water
Fire Wind

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

The second transformed hexagram, #50, is composed of a transitioned upper trigram of Fire on top of a transitioned 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 50

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 #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.


The future hexagram #50:
"The Cauldron"

The meaning of hexagram #50

This hexagram symbolizes a rich cauldron of vitality and nourishment. It is an indication of supreme good fortune and an indication that your mind, body and soul will be well taken care of. The caldron is a container for your hopes, dreams and prayers. It is like a spiritual vessel that stores and then carries your dreams to fruition. Any apparent obstacles in your way will dissolve or be altered in such a way that they then act to propel your endeavors forward. But remember that you are what you consume. Good things come from good thoughts and energies.

For more about hexagram #50, including changing lines for #50 visit the main hexagram #50 page.


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