63. Chi Chi / After Completion

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------- above K’an The Abysmal, Water
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--- --- below Li The Clinging, Flame

The Judgement

After Completion. Success in small matters.
Perseverance furthers.
At the beginning good fortune,
At the end disorder.

The Image

Water over fire: the image of the condition
In After Completion.
Thus the superior man
Takes thoughts of misfortune
And arms himself against it in advance.

The Lines

Change at the beginning means:
He brakes his wheels.
He gets his tail in the water.
No blame.

Change in the second place means:
The woman loses the curtain of her carriage.
Do not run after it;
On the seventh day you will get it.

Change in the third place means:
The Illustrious Ancestor
Disciplines the Devil’s Country.
After three years he conquers it.
Inferior people must not be employed.

Change in the fourth place means:
The finest clothes turn to rags.
Be careful all day long.

Change in the fifth place means:
The neighbor in the east who slaughters an ox
Does not attain as much real happiness
As the neighbor in the west
With his small offering.

Change at the top means:
He gets his head in the water. Danger.

Re-Consult the I Ching

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