I Ching Hexagram 4 Changing to Hexagram 55

#4.1,2,3,4,6 > #55
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #4 to #55. — There's more information on the main hexagram #4 page

"Youthful Inexperience"   is changing to   "Abundance and Fullness"

In the transformation shown above, we can see I Ching hexagram #4 transitioning to hexagram #55 with a total of 5 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are changed from #4 to #55.


Have you tried iFate's amazing free I Ching readings?
Click here to ask the I Ching anything.


Mountain Water
Thunder Fire

The first hexagram #4 breaks down into the upper trigram of Mountain above the lower trigram of Water.

The following changed hexagram, #55, breaks down into a newly transformed upper trigram of Thunder above a newly transformed lower trigram of Fire.


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 55

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 #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.

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.

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 #55:
"Abundance and Fullness"

The meaning of hexagram #55

This fortuitous hexagram implies a time of clarity, prosperity and completeness. Like lightning piercing through clouds, success can strike with incredible speed and force. However, the wise person remains cautious and knows that success often comes with associated dangers. Spend your success wisely and save portions for a time of need. Abundance can come and go. Stay in contact with the person within. You are your own best kept treasure. You are what you are seeking, and always have been.

For more about hexagram #55, including changing lines for #55 visit the main hexagram #55 page.


Questions about love and romance? Have you tried iFate's amazing, free
Love I Ching readings?
Click here to consult the I Ching about your romantic future.


More ifate logo I Ching: