Modern Interpretation: Disengagement; transformation; harmonization
Gen stands for our ability to disengage. Through letting go of what has become obsolete we can focus on what is essential, concentrate our energies and make room for the new. Disengagement harmonizes and focuses our actions and results in reorientation and new beginnings. Gen invites us to honestly examine our possessions, feelings and/or thoughts regarding their validity, and to permanently let go of what is old or outdated.
Phase Element: Metal
Functional Circuit: Large Intenstine (LI)
Read more: I Ching Study Guide: Gen, the Mountain