What Is I Ching Hexagram 63: 既 濟 “After Completion” ?
Chi Chi is the Chinese name of the I Ching Hexagram 63. With inner and outer trigrams forming water over fire, this Hexagram is called ‘after completion’ or alternatively named ‘already fording’ or ‘already done’.
Hexagram 63 represents the closing of one life chapter that leads to the opening of a new one. When a new door is open, make sure the room we are leaving is sealed closed behind us.
Whether we are leaving a period of success or difficulty, it is important to make sure there are no bonds that tie us to the past so we are able to progress without any obstacles in our new path.
If we have been successful in the last phase, we should make sure to bring with us this success in order to progress in the next phase. But if we are leaving behind us a difficult time, make sure to leave behind everything that would tie us to that troublesome situation.
Interpretation & Meaning of Hexagram 63:
As flow of time progresses into a new life phase, there is a time for completion and a time to start anew. Hexagram 63 shows that when one phase has come to an end, another one will begin. Every phase in life will come to an end.
Whether that is an end to a goal, a project, or just a situation in life, there will always be an end and a start to each phase. When we have completed something, we must then turn our thoughts to what can happen next.
A new opportunity might present itself when we clear our plates of all tasks. This is a time to start anew and step forward with a fresh perspective.
I Ching Hexagram 63 – Personal Goals:
Take the time to either take with you or leave behind anything that gives benefit or might hold you back. When we enter through a new doorway, make sure the door we are leaving is sealed behind us. We don’t want any unexpected difficulties from our past hindering our future progression.
If we have ended a time of success, make sure to take the time to celebrate the success before continuing on and making sure to take that success with you. When you become complacent in your current state, it is hard to realize that the phase of life is ending and you might miss the warning signs. No matter what phase you are leaving, make sure you become aware of what might be happening next.
I Ching Hexagram 63 – Love:
A new chapter in life can be very exciting. With this excitement comes the feeling dash off the starting line before the whistle has been blown. It is important to have patience with this new phase as you start to discover what is about to happen.
I Ching Hexagram 63 – Career & Business:
Building up any resources and personal strength will make sure you are able to endure the next step in life. Have an open mind for what is about to happen next and make sure the conscious is clear of distractions in order to make the right decisions.
Be sure to carry your success along with you into your next phase of business. Leave behind career decisions that did not work out and start on a fresh note.
THE JUDGMENT POEM
AFTER COMPLETION. Success in small matters.
At the beginning good fortune.
At the end disorder.
THE IMAGE POEM
Water over fire: the image of the condition
In AFTER COMPLETION.
Thus the superior man
Takes thought of misfortune
And arms himself against it in advance.
No matter what may come next, make sure to enjoy the simple things in life. Try to rid the daily life of any distractions or tasks that might take away from what is truly important in life. This new phase will bring about a sense of well being and a wave of renewal over the mind, body, and soul.
It is important to preserve these feelings for as long as possible in order to continue progressing forward. Hexagram 63 shows the transition from one phase to the next and all the possibilities it can hold.