Zhen, the Thunder

Modern Interpretation: Ability to make decisions; determination, enthusiasm, courage; precision; flexibility, strength

Zhen represents our ability to make decisions, our determination, enthusiasm, courage, and precision; but also flexibility and strength belong to Zhen. If we look at nature, then Zhen‘s pattern of movement is that of a bud in its protective sleeve, just beginning to break open: a sudden, decisive and courageous move.

Phase Element: Wood
Functional Circuit: Gallbladder (GB)

Read more: I Ching Study Guide: Zhen, the Thunder


True Scripture of Southern Florescence. A work partly attributed to Master Zhuang, a Chinese philosopher and poet. Together with Daodejing it is considered the main work of Daoism.