Daily I Ching Hexagram for July 22 is 63: After Completion

63: After Completion

Monday, Jul 22nd, 2013

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It is a fine irony that after completion of some project or great enterprise, there is still much left to do. Completion is merely a pause in the cycle of creation and decay, a momentary still point for the swinging pendulum of life. Though completion does imply a period of restful pause — one that usually has been well earned — it is not an actual end, but rather a uniquely harmonious flat spot in the constancy of change and movement.

The image of After Completion is that of a kettle of water boiling over a fire. When the forces are balanced, the water boils properly; but if the pot is too full, it may boil over and put out the fire; or, if the fire is too hot, it may evaporate all the water. In the equilibrium that follows the completion of something significant, the current dynamics must be watched carefully to assure that a proper balance is maintained.

After Completion is the time for fine-tuning, for refinements and embellishments of what has already been accomplished.

Even if we are enjoying a rewarding situation right now, the laws of the natural world dictate that influence and success will eventually decline. So, don’t let current good fortunes prompt careless or relaxed attitudes. A successful endeavor or partnership needs to be carefully tended and maintained. What is incomplete should be finished, and brought to fruition without delay.

Take satisfaction upon completion, but do not dwell on it. To do so could bring a halt to your influence and capability.

Feng Shui Tip for October 16 is ‘Bosses Day’

Today we recognize ‘Bosses Day,’ and with these tough economic times, giving the boss their due might also attach a little job insurance to those efforts. But what if you feel like your boss doesn’t recognize your contributions to the workplace as much as they should? A specific Feng Shui action step promises vast opportunity for garnering recognition and reward on the work front. Position a small brass bell in the middle of the right hand side of your desk and ring it nine times in succession whenever possible. Ringing a bell is believed to affect a complete space clearing around your immediate office environment while attracting new customers to you and your business. Simply by tinkling you can expect increased exposure to lead to increased profits! Use smaller bells if you’re the boss since the slighter sounds of little bells hung above doors or on door handles creates ‘prosperity Chi’ that brings a bigger, better bottom line. And what boss wouldn’t love to hear that ka-ching sound ringing throughout the workplace?

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com