I Ching Hexagram 4 Changing to Hexagram 52

#4.2,3 > #52
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"Youthful Inexperience"   is changing to   "Staying Still"

In the illustration above, we see I Ching hexagram #4 changing to hexagram #52 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, the changes are seen only in the lower trigram during the movement from #4 to #52.


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Mountain Water
Mountain Mountain

The first hexagram #4 deconstructs into the upper trigram of Mountain positioned above the lower trigram of Water.

The secondary transformed hexagram, #52, is built from an untransformed upper trigram of Mountain positioned above a newly transformed lower trigram of Mountain.


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 52

Changing line #2

"Show tolerance to the Fool" - The person who has a strong character exercises patience and resolve in dealing with those who act rashly and stupidly. Act with inner strength, and extreme tolerance and the issues at hand will be resolved. When others act emotionally it will fall to you to keep a cool head.

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.


The future hexagram #52:
"Staying Still"

The meaning of hexagram #52

This hexagram suggests finding stillness and peace amidst chaos and motion. The world is constantly in flux. But this hexagram is asking you to call into question the notion that there needs to be movement at all. Staying still in one's heart can be the ultimate destination. The wise person, who has found stillness of mind and heart, will experience no opposition at this time. This is an opportunity to meditate and gain new awareness. You will soon find that you are able to take a breather from the noise of your mind and your life. Out of deep inner stillness comes powerful action.

For more about hexagram #52, including changing lines for #52 visit the main hexagram #52 page.


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