What Is Hexagram 16: 豫 “Enthusiasm” ?
Yu is the Chinese name of the I Ching Hexagram 16. With inner and outer trigrams forming thunder over Earth, this Hexagram is called ‘enthusiasm’ or alternatively named ‘providing for’ or ‘excess’. Hexagram 16 is the inspiration to celebrate in order to help others feel more energized.
Celebration is a way to restore the spirit and bring more vitality into life. There are many ways to celebrate that will ignite a new sense of well being that won’t be detrimental to success.
If we continue to succeed without any reward or recognition, then it becomes harder to stay on that same path of achievements. Taking the time to celebrate what has already been accomplished helps renew the spirit in order to start again.
Interpretation & Meaning of Hexagram 16:
Hexagram 16 calls for an exciting new phase in the life path. Celebrating accomplishments is a great way to bring a wave of new energy into the work place or it can allow the strengthening of bonds between loved ones.
With every pro, there is also a con. While celebrating can have many positive effects, too much excessive partying can have the opposite effect. Going out every night to ‘celebrate’ without a reason can often lead to obsessive behaviors.
This constant celebration can start to affect our daily lives and can take away from aspects of life that are more important. Putting more focus into celebrating than actually enjoying life is detrimental and can single us from those we care about most.
I Ching Hexagram 16 – Personal Goals:
There is always a reason to celebrate and can be as small as appreciating a good day or discovering a new aspect about life. Hexagram 16 reminds us to take time to have a good time from time to time, and enjoy life. It is possible to personally reward yourself in small acts of celebration.
I Ching Hexagram 16 – Love:
Sometimes personal celebration is necessary in order for change to occur, like a thunderstorm passing through a dry land, it brings new life into the earth and can allow change to progress. When we want to celebrate life instead of accomplishment, inviting friends and loved ones to participate will allow this new spirit of life to infect those around us.
I Ching Hexagram 16 – Career & Business:
If there has been a recent success in the work place, take the initiative to bring together every member of the work team in order to celebrate the accomplishment. This time of celebration isn’t meant for just one person, but to be shared with everyone that is involved with the achievement.
There are many benefits from celebrating with a work team. It can help relax the heavy atmosphere that sometimes fills a work area during periods of high stress. Celebration can help associates feel recharged which allow them to return to work with a different positive attitude. Continuing to inspire fellow associates will allow the progression for further success.
THE JUDGMENT POEM
ENTHUSIASM. It furthers one to install helpers
And to set armies marching.
THE IMAGE POEM
Thunder comes resounding out of the earth:
The image of ENTHUSIASM.
Thus the ancient kings made music
In order to honor merit,
And offered it with splendor
To the Supreme Deity,
Inviting their ancestors to be present.
‘Enjoy life to the fullest’ is a mantra that can help satisfy the mind and revitalize the soul. It is important to recognize the positives in life and enjoy them while they last. In times of success, celebrate the accomplishment and strengthen yourself by building up your confidence.
There will come a time when life gets too busy in order to celebrate with friends or coworkers. As long as personal celebration doesn’t turn into a bad habit that will only separate us from those we need most, it is OK to take time out of life to build on important social skills.