Ancient Symbols & Signs

I Ching Trigram Ken

i Ching Symbols: I Ching Trigram Ken

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”.


Ken means mountain and represents obstacles and blockages. It can also signify a well earned rest.
Family Body Part Compass Point Element Season Natural Element
Youngest Son Hand NE Wood Late Winter/Early Spring Mountain