Interpreting The I Ching - Hexagram 1 Ch'ien
Keyphrase: The Creative.
Formed By The Trigrams: Heaven over Heaven.
General: Persistent effort will help you realize your potential for achievement.
Love: You need to behave in a compassionate fashion towards your partner.
Business: Your ideas are sound but you need to take time to thoroughly plan out your strategy for making them work.
Personal: You need to take time out to relax and enjoy life more.
Overview: Ch'ien is pure yang energy. Being pure yang it indicates a time when you are in a good position to achieve your objectives (whatever they may be). However, it is a time of potential as there is a lack of yin influence. So now is the time to make those plans and get ready to put them into action. Plan thoroughly and don't be impatient. Although Ch'ien is an auspicious hexagram, for your plans to have a lasting effect and value your motives need to be virtuous. Be compassionate when you move forward. If you are arrogant you will only breed complacency or resentment in those around you.