Hexagram 1 — Ch'ien, The Creative

1. Ch'ien - The Creative
Above (in front): Ch'ien - The Creative (Heaven)
Below (behind): Ch'ien - The Creative (Heaven)

The Judgement for the Current Situation

The Creative works sublime success,
Furthering through perseverance.

The Image for the Current Situation

The movement of heaven is full of power.
Thus the superior man makes himself strong and untiring.

The Lines

Please remember: I Ching lines are counted upwards (starting at the bottom line)!

Top line:

Arrogant dragon will have cause to repent.
When all the lines Change, it means:

Fifth line:
Flying dragon in the heavens.
It furthers one to see the great man.

Fourth line:
Wavering flight over the depths.
No blame.

Third line:
All day long the superior man is creatively active.
At nightfall his mind is beset with cares.
Danger. No blame.

Second line:
Dragon appearing in the field.
It furthers one to see the great man.

Bottom line:
Hidden dragon. Do not act.