Hexagram Sixty-four

Your symbol is Hexagram sixty-four, incompleteness. Be cautious, because although it seems a current project is finished, there is still more to do.

The first line, yin, shows a fox crossing a stream. If she lets her guard down, she will get her tail wet. This would be embarrassing for one who is supposed to be in charge of a situation.

The second line, yang, recommends taking due caution and acting correctly, just as one may cautiously apply the brakes in a carriage to avoid an accident.

The third line, yin, warns that one should not go forward without finishing the current situation. The timing is appropriate to meet that last remaining challenge.

The fourth line, yang, explains that through steadfast and intelligent action, a situation becomes successful and all questions are answered. Act just like a king who sets out on a potentially rewarding mission, determined to succeed.

The fifth line, yin, explains that the qualities of wisdom, sincerity, and integrity come from hard work. Always finish your projects completely, for this will bring the good fortune you desire.

The sixth line, yang, shows one who is confident in his/her accomplishments. There is no blame in this, but too much self-interest invites evil. It is as if the fox looses her determination while crossing the river and her whole head is immersed.

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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