I Ching Hexagram 1

I Ching Hexagram 1.

Ch’ien / The Creative

Upper trigram: Ch’ien The Creative, Heaven Lower trigram: Ch’ien The Creative, Heaven

The Judgement

The Creative works sublime success,

Furthering through perseverance.The Image

The movement of heaven is full of power.

Thus the superior man makes himself strong and untiring.

The Lines

These texts apply only for the lines that were marked, when the hexagram was

cast. Note that the lines are counted from the bottom up.

The bottom line marked means:

Hidden dragon. Do not act.

The 2nd line marked means:

Dragon appearing in the field.

It furthers one to see the great man.

The 3rd line marked means:

All day long the superior man is creatively active.

At nightfall his mind is beset with cares.

Danger. No blame.

The 4th line marked means:

Wavering flight over the depths.

No blame.

The 5th line marked means:

Flying dragon in the heavens.

It furthers one to see the great man.

The top line marked means:

Arrogant dragon will have cause to repent.

All six lines marked means:

There appears a flight of dragons without heads.

Good fortune.