For thousands of years, the I Ching has guided decisions about our health, relationships, financial matters, work, and play. Predictions from the I Ching follow the lunar year and are based on multiple, overlapping cycles that govern the heavens and the earth. A variety of stems, branches, directions, and phases also have their say, each creating a trail of clues and possibilities, so let us begin …
In the western calendar it is 2019, but in the Chinese lunar calendar, February is the first month of the year 4717. Even though the western calendar is used for business purposes in Asia, the lunar calendar is still used for determining traditional holidays and for choosing the most opportune dates for significant events like weddings, moving, or starting a new business.
China’s most important event in February is the lunar New Year which begins on the 5th. Families gather from all over the globe to rejoice and celebrate a new beginning in the largest annual transmigration of human beings on earth. Homes are cleaned from top to bottom, banners are hung, feasts are planned, firecrackers crackle, and dragons dance in week-long revelry.
2019 is an Earth Pig year in the Chinese horoscope. Children born this year are happy, easygoing, and sensible. Earth Pigs are orderly; ambitious but not competitive; and make wise decisions about money. Earth Pigs are also party people―they appreciate good food, drink, and an active social life, that leads some of them to excess.
We in the west are also going to be busy. In February we will observe Black History Month and President’s Day and celebrate National Wear Red Day in support of women’s heart health. We will watch the Super Bowl, the Grammys and Academy Awards, enjoy Chinese New Year festivities, chow down on National Pizza Day and last, but not least … happy Valentine’s Day!
February’s robust Wood Element energy will provide us with an abundance of forward-moving momentum that can help kick off endless possibilities. In this brand-new lunar year we can look forward to exciting developments and opportunities that we can explore, so happy New Year everyone!
Fire is the hottest and most yang of all the Elements, and that is why it is capable of producing excessive heat. As a Fire Element type, you probably enjoy bitter foods like dark chocolate, aperitifs, craft beers, olive oil, bitter greens, coffee, and black tea. In traditional Chinese medicine theory, the explanation is straightforward and simple … bitter foods cool excess Fire.
This month you might feel a bit gloomy. Shift the energy to to joy. Wear something red, throw some red pillows on the bed, turn on the lights, place a lamp in a dark corner, light some red candles and build a fire to bring invigorating Fire energy into your life. You have probably already noticed that you are most comfortable when there is adequate light in your environment, so GO for it!
It is normal for your Element to enjoy an abundance of energy, so if you find yourself dragging, turn to Infinichi’s powerful Fire Element herbal supplement. When you are energized, your special ability to motivate people and inspire their passion is a personal asset that allows you to joyfully connect with others and help them fulfill their own goals and dreams. Lucky you; lucky them.
When it comes to money, many Fire people do not like taking risks, and if anything goes wrong, they obsess and worry. What you may not be taking into consideration is that all investing involves a certain element of risk, luck, and chance. Even though you are naturally risk-aversive, rather than miss opportunities; engage a financial planner―it will bring you comfort.
Fire people enjoy security and routine, both in their lives and in their work. Strong Fire people are usually creative, experts at consulting, and very good at coming up with new ideas. Implementing good concepts is not something that most Fire people like to do, which is why it might be a good idea for you to work with someone who can bring your fabulous ideas to fruition.
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