THE SIGN:

Trigram K'un, the Receptiveabove K'un the Receptive, Earth
Trigram Ch'ien, the Creativebelow Ch'ien the Creative, Heaven

The Receptive, which moves downward, stands above; the Creative, which moves upward, is below. Hence their influences meet and are in harmony, so that all living things bloom and prosper. This hexagram belongs to the first month (February-March), at which time the forces of nature prepare the new spring.