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QIAN [qián]

The gua hexagram as it is in the I Ching

 

The Chinese Element to which it corresponds

 Metal

The name of the upper Trigram

Heaven

The name of the lower Trigram

Heaven

The description of the symbol as it is given in the I-Ching

Heaven acts with vitality and persistence

In correspondence with this

The superior person keeps himself vital without ceasing

 

Comment

Clearly this gua has many other meanings because this is the whole point of the I ching, but in our context, Qian can mean being fit and thus having lots of vital energy

 

The activity closest to this is thus Exercising and keeping fit.

 

 

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