64 - Before Completion

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Contemporary Interpretation

64 - Before Completion

Introspection:
separate the clear from the unclear

Before completion
We conduct introspection
[an intimate conversation
with myself]
And then separate
The clear
From the unclear.

The Changes

yang yin yang yin yang yin

Upper Trigram: Li, Fire

2nd Core Character: Kan, Water

1st Core Character: Li, Fire

Lower Trigram: Kan, Water

Information regarding the interpretation model

Classical Interpretation

Before completion (64) is the depletion of the male.

The image

Fire above the water: the image of the condition before completion Thus the superior man is careful when differentiating things, so that each finds its place.

The judgement

Before completion. Success. But if the little fox, when it has almost completed the crossing, touches water with the tail, then nothing would be furthering. Full text of Richard Wilhelm's 1924 translation by Cary F. Baynes

Dynamics of the Hexagram

The Changes: 64 - before completion

Lower 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

First 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

Second 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

Third 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

Upper 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

The Path: Following the Changes

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yang yin yang yin yang yin

Upper Trigram: Li, Fire

2nd Core Character: Kan, Water

1st Core Character: Li, Fire

Lower Trigram: Kan, Water

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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