By: James Byrd
A. Hexagram 63 is Ji Ji, or Already Fording. Other interpretations are After Completion and Already Completed. Its lower trigram is Li: radiance or fire. Its upper trigram is Kan: gorge or water.
B. The Judgment1. After Completion. Success in small matters.
2. At the beginning good fortune.
In the end disorder.
C. The Image1. Water over fire: the image of the condition
In After Completion.
2. Thus the superior man
Takes thought of misfortune
And arms himself against it in advance.
II. Another interpretation
"Confucius/Legge: Progress and success in small matters, with advantage in firm correctness. The dynamic and magnetic lines are correctly arranged, each in its proper place. There has been good fortune in the beginning because the magnetic second line is in the center. In the end there is a cessation of effort, and disorder arises. The course that led to rule and order is now exhausted."
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