Ancient Symbols & Signs

I Ching Trigram K’un

i Ching Symbols: I Ching Trigram K’un

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”.


K’un represents the earth and all feminine things as well as fertility.
Family Body Part Compass Point Element Season Natural Element
Mother Belly SW Earth Late Summer/Early Autumn Earth