Force (1)


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.

Line Poems

  • 6 - Arrogant dragon will have cause to repent.
  • 5 - Flying dragon in the heavens. It furthers one to see the great man.
  • 4 - Wavering flight over the depths. No blame.
  • 3 - All day long the superior man is creatively active. At nightfall his mind is still beset with cares. Danger.  No blame.
  • 2 - Dragon appearing in the field. It furthers one to see the great man.
  • 1 - Hidden dragon.  Do not act.


The first hexagram is made up of six unbroken lines. 
These unbroken lines stand for the primal power, which is light–giving, active, strong, and of the spirit. 
The hexagram is consistently strong in character, and since it is without weakness, its essence is power or energy. 
Its image is heaven. 
Its energy is represented as unrestricted by any fixed conditions in space and is therefore conceived of as motion. 
Time is regarded as the basis of this motion. 
Thus the hexagram includes also the power of time and the power of persisting in time, that is, duration.

The power represented by the hexagram is to be interpreted in a dual sense—in terms of its action on the universe and of its action on the world of men. 
In relation to the universe, the hexagram expresses the strong, creative action of the Deity. 
In relation to the human world, it denotes the creative action of the holy man or sage, of the ruler or leader of men, who through his power awakens and develops their higher nature.
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