I Ching Hexagram 4 Changing to Hexagram 64

#4.4 > #64
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"Youthful Inexperience"   is changing to   "Before Completion"

In the transformation pictured above, we see I Ching hexagram #4 changing to hexagram #64 with a solitary changing line.

In this changing hexagram, the transition occurs only in the upper trigram during the shift from #4 to #64.


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Mountain Water
Fire Water

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

The following changed hexagram, #64, can be broken down into a new, changed upper trigram of Fire over an untransformed 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 64

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 #64:
"Before Completion"

The meaning of hexagram #64

This hexagram implies that a huge transition is underway; however, it has not been completed yet. Chaos has not yet turned to order. Be patient. Spring time is near and soon new growth will sprout up. For a long time you have sought the end of confusion and a dawn of new clarity. This is your higher purpose, and the way to accomplish this task is to lead yourself out of confusion first. The world is a reflection of your state of mind and understandings. All outer change begins inside you. Oppositional forces stand no chance against those who are secure in their inner purpose. Step forward knowing that everything required for this mission is within you.

For more about hexagram #64, including changing lines for #64 visit the main hexagram #64 page.


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