63 - After Completion

Contemporary Interpretation

63 - After Completion

Clarity to confront
our own abysses

And intuition
To confront
Our own

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Hexagram

yin yang yin yang yin yang

Upper Trigram: Kan, Water

2nd Core Character: Li, Fire

1st Core Character: Kan, Water

Lower Trigram: Li, Fire

The Hexagram's Dynamic within the Matrix

The Changes: 63 - after completion

The Changes in Detail

Lower Trigram: Li, the Fire

First Change: Li → Kan, the Water

Second Change: Kan → Li, the Fire

Third Change: Li → Kan, the Water

Upper Trigram: Kan, the Water

Follow the Path of the Dao: A Western Approximation

The Interplay of Yin and Yang

Dem Weg des Dao folgen: Annäherung aus Westen

Changes and Impulses

Exemplary Experiences

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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

References and Connotations