Februari 1, 2020
We were talking about trigrams, Martijn de Grunt and me, and he said, "fire and water also represent Sun and Moon. I think it is the reason their combinations are the last two hexagrams, completing the first two of Heaven and Earth. They close the cycle".
It made me think of the sun traveling through the primeval ocean.
In hex.63 the sun has crossed the heavens and is going down at the Western horizon. Every night she travels underneath the earth, through the primeval waters, to the Eastern horizon, where she comes up again.
The name of 63 is Ji Ji, 'already cross-river', already across. The first Ji is someone exhaling, yawning or belching: to complete, finish, exhaust(ion), end, the whole, entirely, since, after, stability, particle of perfect tense, total solar eclipse (eat up). Adverb: all, already, even if, since, conjunctions, parallel, both.
The sun has finished the day, it is at its end.
The hexagrams share the second character, JI. It means 'crossing' or 'across', but also cross the river in the sense of coming to one's aid, relieve, help, be of help, benefit.
The name of 64 is Wei Ji, 'not-yet cross-river', not yet across. Wei, not-yet, is a lush tree. Meanings: not-yet, taste (like inkling), future, never, not yet, no, not right, that's not all, shortage, insufficient, question mark. Wei-month is June, the month of solstice, when growth ends and fruits and grain start to ripen, and the hour of 1-3 PM, when energy goes down, even though the day is not over yet.
Some Wei-characters look like a tree making new shoots, ot indicating that growth reached its peak and now ends. Things are still far from being finished. Nothing has been fixed yet. There are still possibilities and chances. The bees have done their job, the petals fall off. No fruits yet, autumn with its harvest has yet to come.