Symbols - What does heaven look like

QIAN [qián]

The gua hexagram as it is in the I Ching


The Chinese Element to which it corresponds


The name of the upper Trigram


The name of the lower Trigram


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



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.