1. 乾為天Ch'ien / The Creative

乾:元,亨,利,貞。
彖曰:大哉乾元,萬物資始,乃統天。云行雨施,品
物流形。大明始終,六位時成,時乘六龍以御天。乾
道變化,各正性命,保合大和,乃利貞。首出庶物,
萬國咸寧。

象曰:天行健,君子以自疆不息。潛龍勿用,陽在下
也。見龍再田,德施普也。終日乾乾,反復道也。或
躍在淵,進無咎也。飛龍在天,大人造也。亢龍有
悔,盈
不可久也。用九,天德不可為首也。


初九:潛龍,勿用。

九二:見龍再田,利見大人。

九三:君子終日乾乾,夕惕若,厲無咎。



九四:或躍在淵,無咎。

九五:飛龍在天,利見大人。

上九:亢龍有悔。


用九:見群龍無首,吉。
The Judgement
The Creative works sublime success,
Furthering through perseverance.




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


The Lines
Hidden dragon. Do not act.

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

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

Wavering flight over the depths. No blame.

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

Arrogant dragon will have cause to repent.


When all the lines are nines, it means:
There appears a flight of dragons without
heads. Good fortune
.
乾上  above Ch'ien The Creative, Heaven
乾下 below Ch'ien The Creative, Heaven