I Ching, Yijing or Zhou Yi
"Oracle of the moon": © 2000 LiSe

  Yi Jing, Oracle of the Moon

Jí Jì

trigram Water
trigram Fire

Hexagram 63

Jì Jì Already across

Gua Poem:
Already across: expansion. Small fruitfulness to asking the oracle. In the beginning
auspicious, at the end chaos.

The great image says: Water above fire, already across. The noble one takes thought of misfortune and guards against it.

  Jí Jì: the ideogram and the story (NEW) What does it mean for your question?
  This hexagram is complementary to hex.64.

 Top 6: Soaking one's head. Danger.
Never be sure of success. If you want to keep it, then stay as focused as when you made it. Success has to be made and made and made, it needs you to go on. If you turn around, it will collapse behind your back.
(Changes to hex.37)  Mirror

 9 at 5: The Eastern neighbor slaughters an ox. Nothing compared to the Western neighbor's Yue offering in really receiving his blessing.
Never get used to plenty. Keep seeing life as the thing one has to make new every day. Full of expectancy, looking for miracles, asking the gods for blessings, surprised and grateful when all goes well. When prosperity becomes ‘normal’, one might lose it one day, and moreover not be able to live without it anymore
(Changes to hex.36)  Mirror

 6 at 4: Among the pretty clothes are outworn ones. All day long on guard. 
Keep your eyes open for signs of decay, even when everything seems fine. You can only remove them when you know them. Or foresee future hard times and disasters, and eventually avert them.
(Changes to hex.49)  Mirror

 9 at 3: The high ancestor subjugates the Gui region. In 3 years he conquers it. Small people are of no use.
Conquering and subsequently keeping things can only succeed with patience, tenacity, and purposiveness. One moment of inattention or weaknes, or using a wrong tool, and all may be lost.
(Changes to hex.3)  Mirror

 6 at 2: A wife losing her veil (- of the carriage?). Do not pursue it. The seventh day you acquire it.
Do not lose your dignity by chasing after your dignity. Just wait, and the things you deserve will come to you, because they belong to you.
(Changes to hex.5)  Mirror

 Initial 9: Pulling-back one's wheels. Soaking one's tail. Without fault.
When everything is in its place, then move calm and easy. Hurry and rashness can cause the equilibrium to collapse. Better too slow than too fast.
(Changes to hex.39)  Mirror

  No lines changing: you can try to do things, but they may fail or even backfire. If there's nothing that should (or can) be done, then this might be a good time to relax and refuel. The Poem and the Image are guides that show you the best way to do that.

  The Trigrams offer possibilities that the hexagram-texts don't show.

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last update: 07.09.2023


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