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

  Yi Jing, Oracle of the Moon

Wèi Jì
trigram Fire
trigram Water

Hexagram 64

Wèi Jì, not yet across

Gua Poem:
Not yet across, expansion. The little fox almost crosses over. It wets its tail. No ground for fruitfulness.

The great image says: Fire above water: not yet across. The noble one is cautious when differentiating things so that each finds its place.

  Wèi Jì: the ideogram and the story (NEW). What does it mean for your question?
  This hexagram is complementary to hex.63.

Top 9: To be sincere when drinking liquor. Without fault. Soaking one's head and being sincere: losing it.
A free mind is not a loose mind, on the contrary. Think and talk in a relaxed way, that is the way to reach others or achieve your goals. It does not mean to lose your focus, that will turn against you and might even destroy you.
(Changes to hex.40)  Mirror

6 at 5: Divination auspicious. Without regret. The light of the noble man is sincere. Auspicious.
To make chaos yield all its creativity, let your light shine on it and make the possibilities emerge. Intent does not work, it can at the best cause something human, but never something alive, no art, no love. Put your whole self in it. Of every possibility or opportunity, half is always out there, half is in you: it is up to you to put them together.
(Changes to hex.6)   Mirror

9 at 4: Divination auspicious, regrets disappear. Zhen benefits of attacking the Gui region. Three years he gets rewards in the big state.
When the right circumstances present themselves, then act!  It means you add your own contribution to the right time and possibilities. All of it together makes for great success.
(Changes to hex.4) Mirror

6 at 3: Not yet across, setting things right: pitfall. Fruitful to wade across the big stream.
You can only cross the next river if the previous one has been mastered, so finish one thing before starting the next. Your mind should be able to focus, if it has to jump to and fro, nothing will be accomplished. And 'things' seem to have a mind of their own, they react to your lack of attention.
(Changes to hex.50)  Mirror

9 at 2: Dragging one's wheels. Divination auspicious.
Don't let anything make you move faster than your own pace, and move even a little bit slower. Your speed goes down, but your strength and oversight go up. Learn from your sewing machine or drill: the low speed is the power speed.
(Changes to hex.35)  Mirror

Initial 6: Soaking one's tail. distress.
When you act, then act, do not react. An action needs power and drive, if you are ready to turn back when things turn against, your action lacks energy. You waste it on apprehensiveness, instead of putting all in your aim.
(Changes to hex.38)   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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