December’s energy is all about our jing ―our essence ―our very being. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, we are born with a fixed quantity of jing which is consumed by everyday stress, illness, substance abuse, or lack of restraint in personal indulgence. Conversely, our jing can be replenished with nourishing food and various forms of exercise, study, and meditation.
The holiday season is a time to consider that our jing is precious and that our lifetime allotment has its limits. Be mindful of your jing when you are tempted by an overladen buffet or an open bar. Be careful with intoxicants and be mindful of the presence of friends and family. Spread light and joy as you prepare to kick off a brand new year.
Now, let’s learn more about what the I Ching reveals about you this month
Earth people have a hard time getting through the holidays without diving into all that beautiful food. It’s too bad that your energy is tied to your stomach, but that’s just the way it is. Going overboard will make you feel tired and uncomfortable, so practice mindful dining and drinking so that this year your New Year’s resolution can be something other than losing weight.
You are so other-oriented that it may be difficult for you to absorb the idea that although we are all imperfect, you are perfectly lovable just the way you are. Loving yourself is as important as loving others, so for every kind gesture that you direct to others, do something nice for yourself like dabbing your wrist with Infinichi’s delightful Earth Element Essential Oil. You certainly deserve it!
People love you for your kind and loving nature, but they also love you for your sense of humor and willingness to laugh at yourself. Earth people are …well …earthy, and your sense of humor is equal to the challenge. You naturally draw needy people into your orbit, but you also need to hang out with a few people who are loosey-goosey, mature, and fun - just like you!
Continue to work on strengthening your foundation and making plans for the upcoming year. Resolve that you will begin sorting and organizing receipts and paperwork for your income taxes so that when April rolls around you won’t have to scramble. Earth energy prevails in January and April, so keep moving forward, slowly and steadily, and you will get the job done.
Most of us resolve to lose weight in the new year, then we quickly lose interest and poop out. Perhaps a more useful resolution would be to ask whether you love your job. Earth people aren’t all that keen about making a move, but if there’s something different that you want for yourself, resolve to begin planning your move in January, and start executing them in April.