Elements: Earth over Mountain
Image: A Mountain within the Earth. Image of Modesty. The wise man reduces that which is over his need, and augments that which is too little. He measures things and makes them equal.
Judgement: The modesty leads to success. The wise man carries things through.
Interpretation: Ch'ien relates to pride and humility. Although the pride is natural, particularly among the young, don’t let it blind you. Be moderately proud. A person who is most skilled in one field may be totally unable in another. So, some take pride, do not think that a skill will lift you above the rest of the world. Learn that our lives are not as comparable as you might believe.