1. Ch'ien / The Creative
above Ch'ien The Creative, Heaven
below Ch'ien The Creative, Heaven
The Creative works sublime success,
Furthering through perseverance.
The movement of heaven is full of power.
Thus the superior man makes himself strong and untiring.
Nine at the beginning means:
Hidden dragon. Do not act.
Nine in the third place means:
All day long the superior man is creatively active.
At nightfall his mind is beset with cares.
Danger. No blame.
Nine in the fifth place means:
Flying dragon in the heavens.
It furthers one to see the great man.
64. Wei Chi / Before Completion
above Li The Clinging, Flame
below K'an The Abysmal, Water
Before Completion. Success.
But if the little fox, after nearly completing the crossing,
Gets his tail in the water,
There is nothing that would further.
Fire over water:
The image of the condition before transition.
Thus the superior man is careful
In the differentiation of things,
So that each finds its place.