Hexagram 4 Text

Hexagram 4 Text


Divination: Later Heaven Name and Number:


(Sequential: Alternative Name and Number:

  1. Slow to Respond)



Zodiac:……….18° – 24° Virgo

Calendar:…….Northern Hemisphere: Sep 10 to Sep 16 approx.

……………….Southern Hemisphere: Mar 8 to Mar 14 approx.

House 7:……..102° – 96° setting to IC

Time of day:…05:12 to 05:36 PM (Local Mean Time or Sun Dial time)

Aspect:………..102° – 96° Waning

Moon Phase:.. Waning Half Moon Phase (135° – 90°)

……………….(3½ to 7 days after the Full Moon).



The mountain above, the abyss below.

Standing on the edge of a crevasse is dangerous.

Keeping still without, danger within.

One meets criticism with inertia.

Improvements are needed.

Inertia is immature and foolish.

How long will one wait?



A swamp at the foot of the mountain.

Walking is dangerous.

Keeping still is even more dangerous.

And it is dark.

One must wait for the light to return

Before taking the first step.

Do not wait too long.

There is no time to stop and eat.

There is no place for idle chatter or gossip.

Return, from the brink of disaster.



Stillness without, inadequacy within.

Responsibilities persevere.

One will have difficulty living up to expectations.

Authority cannot rely on incompetence.

It furthers to maintain integrity in one’s character.

To rest in un-virtuous conduct would be folly.

There is no virtue in laziness!



The second son to the third son.

The second tries to improve things.

The third son will accept things as they are.

The second son is critical. The third son rests content.

The second son analyzes. The third son evaluates.

The second son’s words will fall on deaf ears.

The second son will have to show an advantage

Before the third son will respond.

The second son is discriminating. The third son is selective.

The second son will work harder and be more serious than the third son.

The third son will keep still.

He does not want to be pulled into difficult situations.



Pentans-06VI 18-24 Hx-04 Youthful Folly

18-24 VI: 4. Youthful Folly

There is more work to be done.

One tends to delay

Thinking that it is too much to accomplish.

One underestimates one’s own capacity.

Don’t explain.

No one wants to know why you don’t want to do something.

Get busy. Do what you can.

One step at a time.

The workload will thereby be diminished

Without further thought.

A New Interpretation of Hexagrams! Without the Superior Man!