Ancient Symbols & Signs

I Ching Trigram Chen

i Ching Symbols: I Ching Trigram Chen

King Wen of the Zhou Dynasty has been accredited with the following philosophical description of the source of I Ching.

“When the world began, there was heaven and earth. Heaven mated with the earth and gave birth to everything in the world. Heaven is Qian-gua, and the Earth is Kun-gua. The remaining six gua are their sons and daughters”.


Chen signifies thunder representing the movement and development of situations.
Family Body Part Compass Point Element Season Natural Element
Eldest Son Foot E Wood Spring Thunder