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