I Ching 63 Hexagram jì jì (Already Fording)
I Ching 63 Hexagram jì jì (Already Fording)
Victory. Finish line.
Short Interpretation of Hexagram 63 – After Consummation
The Deed has been accomplished and now is the time to consolidate what has been achieved.
I Ching – General Description
The sign is an elaboration of the sign Ttai, Peace, N ° 11. The transition from confusion to order is complete, and now even every detail is in its place. The strong lines are on the strong places, the weak lines on the weak ones. This is a very favorable aspect. But it also makes you think. Just when perfect equilibrium is reached, any movement can cause a breakdown again from the state of order. The single strong line that has gone up, thus making the order perfect down to the details, is followed by the others according to their nature, and so then suddenly the sign Pi, the Stagnation, N ° arises again 12: The sign therefore hints at a culminating situation, which requires the most extreme caution.
I Ching I Ching 63 hexagram- Comment on sentence
Successful in the small. Auspicious is perseverance. In the beginning health, in the end disruption.
The transition from ancient to new time is already complete. In principle, everything is already regulated. Only in individual details can success still be achieved. However, it is important that the right attitude is maintained in doing so. Everything seems to proceed by itself. This easily leads to becoming sluggish and letting things go without going into detail. This indifference, however, is the root of all evil. Decadence phenomena necessarily arise from it. Here the usual rule of the course of things in history is established. But this rule is not an unappealable law. Those who understand it are able to avoid its consequences with relentless perseverance and prudence.
I Ching – Image
Water is above fire: The image of the state after fulfillment. Thus the nobleman ponders the misfortune and takes care of it in time.
When the water in the boiler is suspended above the fire the two elements are in relationship, and this produces force (the production of steam). But the resulting tension requires caution. If the water overflows the fire is extinguished, and the effect of its strength is lost. If the steam is too large, the water evaporates and gets lost in the air. The elements which are related here and thus produce strength are enemies in themselves. Only extreme caution can avoid damage. Thus there are also situations in life in which all forces are balanced and cooperating, and therefore everything seems to be in perfect order. And only the wise recognize during such times the signs of danger, and know how to avert them with timely measures.
I Ching – Series
Whoever exceeds things, is able to bring them to completion. This is why the sign follows: After completion.
I Ching – Single Lines
Analytical description of each individual line
I Ching I Ching 63 hexagram – First line:
Nine at the beginning means:
He brakes his wheels. It ends with the tail in the water. No stains.
In the times following a great transition, everything tends towards progress and development, and pushes forward. But this initial push forward is not good and certainly leads to loss and collapse, because in the heat one passes beyond the goal. A strong character therefore does not allow itself to be infected by the general numbness, but quickly slows down its run. Thus he will certainly not remain completely free from the unfortunate consequences of the general thrust forward, but this only hits him from behind. Like a fox that has already crossed the water and ends up with only its tail; and this cannot do him essential damage since his behavior has hit the mark.
I Ching I Ching 63 hexagram – Second line:
Six in the second place means:
The woman loses the curtain of her carriage. Don’t run after it, after seven days you get it back.
When a woman went in a carriage she had a curtain that hid her from the eyes of the curious. If this curtain were lost, it would have been contrary to morality to continue on the path. Transferred to public life, this means that someone who would like to perform a profitable work does not have the confidence from above which he would need, so to speak, in order to be protected. Precisely in the times after completion it can be seen that those who dominate become haughty and haughty and no longer care to favor with affability the unknown talents. From this usually comes the hunt for places. When trust is not granted from above, everyone looks for ways and means to arouse it and to put themselves in a favorable light. However, this unworthy method is not recommended. ″ Do not seek it ″. Don’t waste your efforts outwards, but wait quietly, and cultivate the qualities of your character independently. Times change. When the six degrees of the sign have passed, the new era comes. What belongs to us cannot be lost forever. It comes back to us with natural spontaneity. You just need to know how to wait.
I Ching 63 hexagram- Third line:
Nine in the third place means:
The high ancestor punishes the land of demons; After three years he wins it. Ordinary people should not be used.
″ High Avo ″ is the dynastic title of the ruler U Ting of the Yin dynasty. Having put the situation of the empire in order with iron hand, he waged long colonial wars to subdue the northern frontier regions inhabited by the Huns, from which they threatened continuous invasions. The situation outlined here is this: in the time after completion when a new power has arisen and everything is in order within, colonial expansion almost necessarily begins. And then it must be taken into account that there will usually be wars that will last a long time. Regions conquered with painful labor should not be regarded as a welfare institution for men who have made themselves undesirable at home but still seem suitable for colonies. Doing so previously ruins any success. This is as large as it is small; as the states that are rising in power are not the only ones to engage in colonial policy. Every developing enterprise has a tendency to expand, thus exposing itself to the dangers inherent in any expansion.
I Ching – Fourth line:
Six in the fourth place means:
Even the most beautiful clothes give rags. Be careful all day.
In the times when civilization flourishes, there is always a shock that reveals an inner crack in society, and which then at first causes a great sensation. However, since the general situation is favorable, these tears can easily be mended and hidden from the public. Then everything vanishes from memory, and it seems as if the most serene peace reigns. But to thoughtful men such incidents are serious clues, which they do not neglect. Only in this way can the bad consequences be removed.
I Ching – Fifth line:
Nine in the fifth place means:
The neighbor in the east who slaughters an ox Does not get as much true happiness as the neighbor in the west with his small sacrifice.
The religious attitude is also influenced by the mood of the times after completion. Instead of the simple ancient forms, an ever richer elaboration and an ever greater external splendor appear in religious celebrations. But inner seriousness is lacking in the unfolding of this pomp. Human agency takes the place of conscientious observance of the divine will. But while man sees only what is before his eyes, God looks into the heart. Therefore, it is not so much blessing on the cumbersome divine service as on simple pious sacrifice.
Doubt arises when we have more than one line that changes: is there an easy way to find the correct line to read?
I Ching – Sixth line:
Six above means:
He ends up in the water with his head. Danger.
Here, at the end, a warning is once again added. After the passage of a water you can end up getting your head wet only if for lightness you turn back to the water. As long as you move forward and don’t look back you avoid this danger. But the temptation to stop and look back at the danger we have overcome is tempting. But this vain mirroring does not bring luck. Thus one ends up in danger, and if at the last minute one does not decide to progress without stopping, one falls victim to the same danger.