Hexagram Sixty-three

Your symbol is Hexagram number sixty-three, showing that although the project is finished, there remains more to do. There may still be some details, which overlooked, could lead to chaos.

The first line, yang, explains that it would be wise to slow down and examine the situation for any unfinished business. The image is of a wagon driver who slows down to bring the wagon over a creek; or a fox who wets her tail in a creek.

The second line, yin, recommends keeping one's balance in the face of a last minute problem. It is like a woman who loses her hat in the wind. She will inevitably find it within a short time.

The third line, yang, shows a king who goes off to conquer a territory overrun by fearful men. The work will take time, so it may be necessary to work to the point of fatigue to attain success.

The fourth line, yin, suggests there is some doubt about the completion of a project, so it is better to be on guard all day. The analogy is given of a person watching for leaks in a boat.

The fifth line, yang, explains that some projects may take more diligent effort than others, as if decided by the divine powers. One person may conduct a grand sacrifice, but not receive the same blessings as a neighbor who sincerely performs a small offering.

The sixth line, yin, shows one who loses patience with a tedious project, just as one crossing a river may become engulfed, even up to the top of the head. Recognize the peril of the situation and be cautious.

To the reader: Most of the hexagrams have at least one line that predicts bad results, but that does NOT mean you are fated to that result. The hexagrams illustrate different attitudes, so study the actions and reactions to learn the attitudes that will lead to better outcomes.

The I Ching teaches you to flow with changes and create positive change from the inside through conscious living. Your future is in your hands. Consult the I Ching for ideas that lead to clear thinking and positive mental attitude. Reading the I Ching helps you take the time to reflect on your attitudes and ideas. Continue asking until you feel positive about your course.

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A note about this interpretation of the I Ching: Nori Muster wrote this version of the iChing in 1994 and put it online at Surrealist.org in 2000. It is now available as an e-book. Click here to see Learning to Flow with the Dao at Amazon.com..

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