I Ching Hexagram 48 Changing to Hexagram 4

#48.3,5,6 > #4
You are viewing the transition page for hexagram #48 to #4. — There's more information on the main hexagram #48 page

"The Well"   is changing to   "Youthful Inexperience"

In the illustration above, we see I Ching hexagram #48 changing to hexagram #4 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transitioning from #48 to #4.


Have you tried iFate's newly updated online I Ching readings?
Click here to consult the ancient Book of Changes.


Water Wind
Mountain Water

The starting hexagram #48 deconstructs into the upper trigram of Water positioned above the lower trigram of Wind.

The following changed hexagram, #4, deconstructs into a newly transformed upper trigram of Mountain positioned above a newly transformed lower trigram of Water.


The starting hexagram #48:
"The Well"

The meaning of hexagram #48

An inexhaustible supply of water and sustenance are referenced by this hexagram. This is a time to make good use of all your resources. But if the well seems to have run dry, or the supply cannot be accessed, the solution lies in banding together with others for the good of all. This is a time to group together despite differences. It is time to draw from the well of knowledge. Let life itself sustain you. The wise person knows that despite superficial differences, we are all the same on the inside. Draw your sustenance from the entire kingdom. Good can come from anywhere and everywhere.


The changing lines between hexagram 48 and hexagram 4

Changing line #3

"Clear Water"- The water in your well is pure. Drink it. This means don't let good people go to waste. They are here to support you. Drink from the well of support.

Changing line #5

"Cold and Fresh Water"- This line is a sign of being on the right track. Put your words into action. Trust that the outcome will be successful

Changing line #6

"Sharing the Well"- Just as the well is used by the entire town, the wise individual shares their services and empowers everyone they meet with their resources. Your inner wealth is inexhaustible, and the more you give the more you get.


The future 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.

For more about hexagram #4, including changing lines for #4 visit the main hexagram #4 page.


Questions about love and romance? Have you tried iFate's newly updated, online
Love I Ching readings?
Click here to ask a "love I Ching" question.


More ifate logo I Ching: