Spirit explains I Ching 64 – Unsettled.
Fire over Water represents an unsettled situation, both in nature and
In human relationships. This unstable condition is represented in the
Hexagrams with active and forceful Fire being a yin trigram, but
Emotional Water being a yang trigram.
How is it possible for Water to be yang, and Fire to be yin?
All forms of life contain a blend of the same energies contained in
All other life forms, to a greater or lesser degree. Yang represents
Creative and forceful, if necessary, energy, while yin represents
Receptive and nurturing energy, but also contains assertive power.
Neither yang nor yin is subservient to the other. They constantly
Interact to develop a harmonious relationship without either denying
Their own or the other’s individuality. Sometimes they necessarily
Seem to oppose each other and, at other times they blend
Harmoniously as one, or as close to oneness as they each feel
So, even though Fire and Water could cancel each other out, they are
Aware that doing so would be self-destructive?
Yes. This awareness is a very appropriate setting for Unsettled, the 64th
And ending Hexagram. It sets the stage for the interactive cycle of life
To begin again, without ever having actually ended, with Hexagram 1,