Jí Jì Already across
The great image says: Water above fire, already across. The noble one takes thought of misfortune and guards against it.
Jí Jì: the ideogram and the story. What does it mean for your question?
This hexagram is complementary to hex.64.
Top 6: Soaking one's head. danger.
Never be sure of success. If you want to keep it, then stay as focused as when you made it. Success has to be made and made and made, it needs you to go on. If you turn around, it will collapse behind your back.
(Changes to hex.37)
9 at 5: The Eastern neighbor slaughters an ox. Nothing compared to the Western neighbor's Yue offering in really receiving his blessing.
Never get used to plenty. Keep seeing life as the thing one has to make new every day. Full of expectancy, looking for miracles, asking the gods for blessings, surprised and grateful when all goes well. When prosperity becomes ‘normal’, one might lose it one day, and moreover not be able to live penury anymore
(Changes to hex.36) Mirror
4: Among the pretty clothes are outworn ones. All day long on guard.
Who has an open eye for signs of decay, even when everything seems fine, can remove them, or he can foresee hard times and future disasters, and eventually avert them.
(Changes to hex.49)
9 at 3: The high ancestor subjugates the Gui region. In 3 years he conquers it. Small people are of no use.
Conquering and subsequently keeping things can only succeed with patience, tenacity, and purposiveness. One moment of inattention or weaknes, or using a wrong tool, and all may be lost.
(Changes to hex.3) Mirror
6 at 2: A wife losing her veil (- of the carriage?). Do not pursue it. The seventh day you acquire it.
Do not lose your dignity by chasing after your dignity. Just wait, and the things you deserve will come to you, because they belong to you.
(Changes to hex.5) Mirror
Initial 9: Pulling-back one's wheels. Soaking one's tail. Without fault.
When everything is in its place, then move calm and easy. Hurry and rashness can cause the equilibrium to collapse. Better too slow than too fast.
(Changes to hex.39)