Enthusiasm - Yu - 04 (Fu Xi) / 16 (King Wen)
Thunder on the plains…its sound spreads in all directions and its power cannot be ignored or hidden, even from a distance. This is an energy that can no longer be contained, so action must be taken. There is hope that its action reaches its goal and with it, comes the anxiety that so much pent-up energy is to be dispersed.
The ideogram speaks of an elephant in the middle of something delicate, a powerful force that can accomplish a lot, but poorly controlled, it can destroy its surroundings.
Within, there is tolerance, openness to new ideas. And without, there is vigorous thunder of action, contagious energy, apparent and obvious joy, and motivation…and overall it is peaceful.