Trigram Kun, Earth, means you should or can receive and nurture, or it can mean you will be received and nurtured. It is not a time to impose your will, but to accept and yield. Kun is dark and caring, fertile and wide. Its animal is the mare: strength which can surrender. Earth outside can be a barrel of contradictions. A tough fight for survival, or the bounty of a fertile nature. A world you have to conquer, or the support of many people.
When Earth is above or outside, the lower trigram expresses itself in accord with her properties or in her realm. Earth is nature, or the masses, or the space where you live and move around. As upper trigram you have to find your place or make it from what you encounter.Earth is very tangible, real. She gives the opportunity to realize things, to succeed in what you do, to find your place or make it from what you encounter. Or to follow or support someone who can create results.
When Earth outside is out of balance, you may be too submissive or too nurturing towards others without reckoning with your own needs.