I Ching Hexagram 60 Changing to Hexagram 4

#60.1,5,6 > #4
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"Limitation"   is changing to   "Youthful Inexperience"

Above, we can see I Ching hexagram #60 transitioning to hexagram #4 with a total of 3 changing lines.

In this changing hexagram, both the upper and lower trigrams are seen transforming from #60 to #4.


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Water Lake
Mountain Water

The starting hexagram #60 deconstructs into the upper trigram of Water positioned above the lower trigram of Lake.

The successive completed hexagram, #4, can be broken down into a newly transformed upper trigram of Mountain positioned above a newly transformed lower trigram of Water.


The starting hexagram #60:
"Limitation"

The meaning of hexagram #60

This hexagram is a reminder of boundaries and edges. It implies containment and conservation of funds and energies. Financially, this is a time to tighten your belt. Health wise, this is a time to respect the limits of health and safety. Romance wise, this is a time to recognize the boundaries and limits that others set. Discover your line in the sand. Be conservative in your affairs and the doors to success will stay open. Just as the shore gives shape to a lake, so also do limits and boundaries give shape to your life. Know these lines, and what is within them will grow in power and meaning.


The changing lines between hexagram 60 and hexagram 4

Changing line #1

"Staying Indoors"- This is not a time to over-stretch and challenge yourself. Gather your energy and act with discretion.

Changing line #5

"Incurring Equal Limitations"- The wise person will only place limits on others that they themselves can uphold. To level the playing field at this time will bring great success.

Changing line #6

"Avoiding Excessive Limitations"- Being frugal is wise, but don't sacrifice generosity. The wise person knows when to make limits and when to break limits.


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.


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