I Ching Hexagram 4 Changing to Hexagram 9

#4.1,3,5 > #9
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"Youthful Inexperience"   is changing to   "Wind and Clouds"

In the illustration shown here, we see I Ching hexagram #4 transforming to hexagram #9 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transforming from #4 to #9.


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Mountain Water
Wind Heaven

The starting hexagram #4 is built from the upper trigram of Mountain positioned above the lower trigram of Water.

The secondary completed hexagram, #9, can be broken down into a new, changed upper trigram of Wind positioned above a new, changed lower trigram of Heaven.


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 9

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 #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 #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 #9:
"Wind and Clouds"

The meaning of hexagram #9

This hexagram indicates dark clouds on the horizon. There is still no rain, and the clouds do not appear to be moving closer because the wind keeps them at bay. The underlying meaning here is that a weak force is capable of restraining a stronger force. Subtlety is called for here. Negotiation will beat direct force and charm will prove to be stronger than coercion. There is still time.

For more about hexagram #9, including changing lines for #9 visit the main hexagram #9 page.


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