I Ching Hexagrams: Youthful Folly

Youthful Folly(Meng)

Meng – Youthful Folly: Ching’s answer is only appropriate when your question is honest. Asking the same question several times confuses the mind. In this sign you can see the Water and the Mountain. The mountain (untamed, ignorant youngster) places itself above the water (experienced, middle-aged person), rather than following it.

I Ching Hexagrams – Youthful Folly: meaning of the lines

Line 1: The line denotes the sleeping, ignorant person. It shows initial difficulties and the need of strict guidance.

Line 2: The second line is responsible for other’s education. The one and only teacher of the sign surrounded by ignorance.

Line 3: The third line denotes an ignorant and ambitious man. Or it also could be a greedy woman who seeks for a high-status husband.

Line 4: The fourth line symbolizes the narrow-minded, harmful pride. Those who are refusing and stubborn and don’t ask for the advices of a teacher will humiliate themselves. Those who are contented with their ignorance are irretrievably stupid.

Line 5: The fifth line represents a wise man who amends him/herself. The child is happy to be taught. Predisposition and flexibility naturally bring luck. Taking in teachings with an open mind means getting hold of quality abilities.

Line 6: You can’t help the upper line. The student’s behavior is improper; the teacher is entitled to be strict. This also symbolizes the right attitude in order to protect ourselves. Don’t be a robber against the robbers.

Personal fate You’ll get a lot of difficult work.
Marriage It’s difficult to put through.
Childbirth It’s safe.
Household, family The home is good if it’s situated by a lake and a mountain.
Asking for help In the beginning there’s no collaboration. Later on the situation can be solved thanks to a mediator’s intercession.
Social, political title Promotion brings luck.
Commerce, business life It comes to realization later.
People you seek Difficult to find, because it doesn’t live at a given place.
Person you’re waiting for He/she is late because something happened on the way.
Lost property It may be found in a house, grave or garden.
Chasing thieves It’s difficult to catch them.
Pleading The problem is caused by others, but it can be solved at your leisure.
Weather It’s going to be raining.
Traveling It’s dangerous, you may lose money or the trip will cost you a fortune.
Illness Spasm, maybe diarrhea.
Personal wish Difficulties at the beginning, but later on it’s achievable.