Hexagram 63 — Chi Chi, After Completion

63. Chi Chi - After Completion
Above (in front): K'an - The Abysmal (Water)
Below (behind): Li - The Clinging (Fire)

The Judgement for the Current Situation

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

The Image for the Current Situation

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

Please remember: I Ching lines are counted upwards (starting at the bottom line)!

Top line:

He gets his head in the water. Danger.

Fifth line:
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.

Fourth line:
The finest clothes turn to rags.
Be careful all day long.

Third line:
The Illustrious Ancestor
Disciplines the Devil's Country.
After three years he conquers it.
Inferior people must not be employed.

Second line:
The woman loses the curtain of her carriage.
Do not run after it;
On the seventh day you will get it.

Bottom line:
He brakes his wheels.
He gets his tail in the water.
No blame.