Today we will study a new character 悦, which is composed of 忄 and 兑. 悅 is not strictly its traditional version, but kind of an variant of 悦.
We have already known that when heart （心）is used as a Chinese radical, it will be written as忄. And 兌 is what we just learnt in our previous post: "兄 is dividing among his clans". So 忄 plus 兌 | 兑 is to represent the meaning what (people) feel in their heart when they get their share they deserved: happy and gladness. for example: 愉悦.
悦 | 悅 can also be used as verb to mean: to make (somebody) happy or glad. for example: 女为悦己者容.
Before we continue to enjoy the Chinese calligraphy, let us see whether there is any more clues we can get from its ancient scripts:
|evolution history of 悦|
Unfortunately there is no Oracle script found for 悦, but I assume it should be the same as 兑.
And as we can see from the character discovered from War State period that it was to write 心 below 兑, instead of left to 兑. And Seal Script quickly changed to put 心 at left hand side.
That is all, now it is time to enjoy our Chinese calligraphy with 悦 inside: