From the I Jing
(Book of Changes)
Formed by the Trigrams
Heaven: ☰ over Heaven: ☰
Persistent effort will help you realize your potential for achievement
The NZSATCM logo is the I-Jing hexagram of Qian “The Creative.”
This hexagram embodies our teaching mission and expectations of our students.
The creative works sublime success, furthering through perseverance.
This hexagram denotes the creative power of heaven. It is composed of two trigrams, one above the other, of six unbroken lines. These unbroken lines stand for the primal power, which is light-giving, active, strong, and of the spirit, 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. The hexagram also includes the power of time and the power of persisting in time, that is, endurance and duration. In relation to the human world, it denotes the creative action of the sage, who, through this power, awakens and develops their higher nature.
thus time is no longer a hindrance, but the means of making actual,
what is merely potential.
Qian 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 also 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. Qian 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!
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire”. W.B Yeats