64. 火水未濟 Wei Chi / Before Completion

未濟:亨,小狐汔濟,濡其尾,無攸利。
彖曰:未濟,亨﹔柔得中也。小狐汔濟,未出中也。
濡其尾,無攸利﹔不續終也。 雖不當位,剛柔應也。




象曰:火在水上,未濟﹔君子以慎辨物居方。




初六:濡其尾,吝。
象曰:濡其尾,亦不知極也。

九二:曳其輪,貞吉。
象曰:九二貞吉,中以行正也。

六三:未濟,征凶,利涉大川。
象曰:未濟征凶,位不當也。

九四:貞吉,悔亡,震用伐鬼方,三年有賞于大國。
象曰:貞吉悔亡,志行也。

六五:貞吉,無悔,君子之光,有孚,吉。
象曰:君子之光,其暉吉也。

上九:有孚于飲酒,無咎,濡其首,有孚失是。
象曰:飲酒濡首,亦不知節也。
The Judgement
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.

The Image
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.

The Lines

He gets his tail in the water.
Humiliating.

He brakes his wheels.
Perseverance brings good fortune.

Before completion, attack brings misfortune.
It furthers one to cross the great water.

Perseverance brings good fortune.
Remorse disappears.
Shock, thus to discipline the Devil's Country.
For three years, great realms are awarded.

Perseverance brings good fortune.
No remorse. The light of the superior man is
true. Good fortune.


There is drinking of wine
In genuine confidence. No blame.
But if one wets his head,
He loses it, in truth.
離上  above Li The Clinging, Flame
坎下  below K'an The Abysmal, Water