Ancient Symbols & Signs

I Ching Trigram Ch’ien

i Ching Symbols: I Ching Trigram Ch’ien

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”.


Ch’ien represents heaven and creative originality in all things. It signifies a change for the better.
Family Body Part Compass Point Element Season Natural Element
Father Head NW Metal Late Autumn/Early Winter Heaven