63 - After Completion

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Contemporary Interpretation

63 - After Completion

Clarity to confront
our own abysses

Clarity
And intuition
Bear
Enough
Clarity
To confront
Our own
Abysses.

The Changes

yin yang yin yang yin yang

Upper Trigram: Kan, Water

2nd Core Character: Li, Fire

1st Core Character: Kan, Water

Lower Trigram: Li, Fire

Informationen zum Interpretationsmodell

Classical Interpretation

After completion (63) signifies consolidation.

The image

Water above the fire: the image of the condition after completion. Thus the superior man considers misfortune and in advance prepares himself against it.

The judgement

Success in small matters. Perseverance furthers. Good fortune at the beginning, turmoil at the end. Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Changes: 63 - after completion

Lower Trigram: Li, the Fire

Li (the fire) stands for our ability to differentiate facts, influences, emotions - in short: the world's fullness. Without this ... Read more ability to separate the "clear from the unclear", we would be lost in a chaos of diversities. Only by differentiation, thus distinguishing what is important and what is not, we can concentrate on the essentials and are able to act. Hide

First Change: Li → Kan, the Water

Kan develops when a (broken) yin line is added (dark arrow; yin symbolizes receptivity). Our ability to intellectually differentiate ... Read more impressions, facts, feelings etc. (Li) gives us clarity and creates a sense of calm. A peaceful mind yet makes it easier for us to trustingly open ourselves to the messages from our spiritual grounds (Kan): gut feelings, presentiments, intuitions. Hide

Second Change: Kan → Li, the Fire

Li develops when a (solid) yang line is added (red arrow; yang symbolizes energy, activity). Head (Li) and gut (Kan) often ... Read more seem to strive into different directions. If we examine the issue carefully we may find the clue to the inner logic of own being: That what seemed to be contradicting unties to personal strength. Hide

Third Change: Li → Kan, the Water

Kan develops when a (broken) yin line is added (dark arrow; yin symbolizes receptivity). Our ability to intellectually differentiate ... Read more impressions, facts, feelings etc. (Li) gives us clarity and creates a sense of calm. A peaceful mind yet makes it easier for us to trustingly open ourselves to the messages from our spiritual grounds (Kan): gut feelings, presentiments, intuitions. Hide

Upper Trigram: Kan, the Water

Kan represents our basic trust and our unconscious resources, a distillate of our own - and sometimes third party ... Read more - experiences and information that lie beyond our daily consciousness. Impulses and inspirations emerge from Kan and may trigger decisions or initiate actions. If we follow this gut feeling our actions will have a special quality: they feel a particular way "right". Hide

The Path: Following the Changes

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yin yang yin yang yin yang

Upper Trigram: Kan, Water

2nd Core Character: Li, Fire

1st Core Character: Kan, Water

Lower Trigram: Li, Fire

Lower Trigram: my Starting Point

Upper Trigram: my Objective

My First Step: 1st Core Character

My Second Step: 2nd Core Character

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