I Ching Hexagram 4 Changing to Hexagram 6

#4.4,5 > #6
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #4 to #6. — There's more information on the main hexagram #4 page

"Youthful Inexperience"   is changing to   "Conflict"

In the transformation pictured above, we see I Ching hexagram #4 transitioning to hexagram #6 with a total of 2 changing lines.

In this transformation, the transition occurs only in the upper trigram during the movement from #4 to #6.


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Mountain Water
Heaven Water

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

The successive completed hexagram, #6, can be broken down into a new, changed upper trigram of Heaven over a preserved lower trigram of Water.


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 6

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 #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.


The future hexagram #6:
"Conflict"

The meaning of hexagram #6

The message of this hexagram is that even those who go through life with good-will and the best intentions will at times meet with hostility and powerful opposition. At this time it is advised that conflict be avoided, for conflict at this time (even if justified) will lead to more serious setbacks. There are times when a "cautious halt" can be far more powerful than the most aggressive response.

For more about hexagram #6, including changing lines for #6 visit the main hexagram #6 page.


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