I-Ching Hexagram Sixty-Four, Not Yet ACross

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I-Ching-Hexagram Sixty Four – Not Yet Across

 

Fire and Water are not in harmony.

Yin and Yang energy are not in harmony.

One is harmed by Fire and Water.

 

In this hexagram (Not Yet Across), Fire and Water, Yin and Yang, Hot and Cold are not in harmony.

In I-Ching, it states that a fox was searching water during a drought.

It found a river jumping into the river when it did not know the depth of the river.

Finally, it could not drink the water and its’ tail was wet at the end.

It was harmed by a drought (Fire) and the river (Water).

It also implies Fire and Water are not in harmony.

 

In this hexagram (Not Yet Across), its upper trigram is Fire and its lower trigram is Water.

Fire is burning upward and Water is flowing downward.

They never meet each other causing imbalance of Yin and Yang energy & Hot and Cold.

It is similar to Hexagram Twelve Clogging stating that energy of earth and air do not meet each other because the energy of earth stays on the ground and the energy of air stays in the sky.

 

Another interpretation of this hexagram (Not Yet Across) is that it looks civilized outside but it is gloomy inside.

This is a dangerous situation.

 

The Yin and Yang lines of this hexagram (Not Yet Across) are totally opposite to the ones of Hexagram Sixty Three Already Across.

Therefore, Yin and Yang lines of this hexagram (Not Yet Across) are not in the right positions.

That means Yin lines are located at Yang positions and Yang lines are located at Yin positions.

 

This hexagram (Not Yet Across) follows Hexagram Sixty Three Already Across.

Their trigrams are totally opposite.

This hexagram (Not Yet Across) is the last hexagram of I-Ching 64 hexagrams.

Hexagram Sixty Three Already Across is not the last hexagram because it states a perfect ending.

However, things are changing from time to time.

There are no beginning and no ending.

Therefore, this hexagram (Not Yet Across) states the end of this cycle is the beginning of another cycle.

 

The questioner who has got this hexagram (Not Yet Across) should be cautious and stay still.

One should not act rashly, otherwise, there will be disasters.

One should be cautious for the things you choose and the place you stay.

 

 

[Summary of Hexagram Sixty Four – Not Yet Across]

Not yet across.

Everything goes smoothly.

A thirsty fox searches water so it tail gets wet.

No benefit.

 

This hexagram states one should be cautious for the things you choose and the place you stay.

The fox was searching water during a drought.

It found a river jumping into the river when it did not know the depth of the river.

Finally, it could not drink the water and its’ tail was wet at the end.

It was harmed by a drought (Fire) and the river (Water).

Therefore, there is no benefit.

If the fox is cautious and walking into river cautiously, it can be saved.

Things will go smoothly.

 

 

1st Line

The tail of the fox gets wet.

It is to bring disgrace on one’s own head.

 

When it is Not Yet Across, we shall observe the trend carefully.

If one goes beyond one’s depth and goes forward to take adventures, one cannot solve the problems.

On the contrary, one will be harmed.

 

 

2nd Line

The car gets stuck and cannot go forward.

Because of this, one shall not go rashly.

One shall be cautious and gauge the pros and cons.

It is good fortune to stay still.

 

 

3rd Line

Not yet saved.

Misfortune if one goes to war.

It is better to take a risk and cross the river.

 

One is now at the end of dangerous time.

The river is deep.

One shall rely on a big piece of wood to cross the river.

One does not have enough capability.

If one goes forward rashly, one will likely be buried beneath the waves.

It is misfortune to go to war.

One the contrary, if one can use a piece of wood to cross a river and ask for help, there is a chance to change the situation.

 

4th Line

One’s faithfulness brings in good fortune.

There will be no regret.

One pulls oneself together and goes to war.

It has to take 3 years to capture.

And then one has been rewarded.

 

This line states a doom situation.

This line is not located at the right position so one shall regret.

It is good fortune to stay still.

Otherwise, it takes a long time (3 years) to accomplish.

 

 

5th Line

One’s faithfulness brings in good fortune.

There will be no regret.

One has virtue and brightness of a gentleman so one can influence others and persuades others.

Good fortune.

 

A humble and courteous person asks others for an advice.

This expresses a great charm of being a leader.

One asks others for help and moves others with sincerity.

This line is the master of this hexagram (Not Yet Across).

It is in the middle of the upper trigram of this hexagram (Not Yet Across).

It matches up with 2nd line of this hexagram (Not Yet Across).

This is the sign of brightness.

 

 

6th Line

There will be no fault when a confident person eats and drinks.

If one is over confident, one will be buried beneath the waves.

 

This is the end of this hexagram (Not Yet Across).

The situation will be changed.

It is alright to eat and drink joyfully.

Therefore, it is no fault.

However, if one is arrogant and indulges into food and drinks uncontrollably, one is likely buried beneath the waves.

 

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