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I Ching Hexagram #64:

Before Completion

How to interpret "Before Completion"

NOTE: This is the "Love I-Ching" interpretation. For standard, non romance-specific I Ching interpretations please return to the reference page here.

This hexagram implies that a transition in your romantic life is underway; however, it has not been completed yet. Be patient. Spring time is near and soon new growth will sprout up. You are cultivating the ground for the growth of love in your life. Your heart is mending and old wounds are healing. Let love take root. Get to know a special someone inside and out. Listen more. Slow down. This will be the end of confusion and the dawn of new clarity. But you must realize that relationships are a reflection of your state of mind and understandings. The wise person sees their own self in another, learning from this sacred mirror. All outer change begins inside you. With awareness of the connection between the inner and outer realms, you will set the stage for a powerful completion of a cycle. Unconditional love is about to enter your world.

Changes in Line 1

"Tail Getting Wet"

This line implies a momentary setback in a relationship. Your "tail" is dragging in the water as you cross the great river. Communicate well. Take time to resolve and assess the situation at hand.

Changes in Line 2

"Braking the Wheels"

This line signifies that the time for taking action has not quite come. On an important matter with a special someone, don't communicate quite yet. Wait at least one week. Let your intuition and higher purpose guide you as to when action should be taken.

Changes in Line 3

"Accepting Fellowship"

A time of great transition has arrived, but the wise person knows that only through fellowship will true love emerge. This is a good time to join a community or take a class. It will open the doors to more light and love.

Changes in Line 4

"Persistence Brings Good Fortune"

Love is on the horizon. There is no turning back. You have come too far and the mission is too important. Pour your heart into everything you do. Success is guaranteed.

Changes in Line 5

"Stepping into the Light"

Congratulations are in order! Your mission has been fulfilled! A key change in your ability to love has occurred. You are open and ready. Beauty and green growth have returned. This is a sign of a new era and deep connectedness.

Changes in Line 6

"Celebration and Connection"

You are loved. The dawning of a new era has started and it is cause for celebration.


A note on iFate's I Ching translation: This is not a direct translation of the original "Book of Changes" from 1000 BC. While multiple translations of the original text are available, they include many archaic references and can be difficult to understand for 21st century readers. iFate uses our own modern rewritings (two different editions) of the "Book of Changes" which makes interpreting I Ching readings far simpler. For iFate's additional contemporary re-writing of the original text, see our "Love I Ching" translation.

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