For thousands of years, the I Ching has provided guidance for people's health decisions, relationships, financial matters, work and play. Predictions from the I Ching follow the lunar year and are based on the cycles of the heavens and the earth. Further influences include Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water; the effect of yin and yang and the forces exerted by a variety of stems, branches, directions and phases.
In the Chinese calendar, January is the twelfth and final month of the lunar year. It is in a phase called Chui (丑); a time of soft Earth energy that nourishes unseen growth. Think of a seed waiting quietly in the soil, absorbing nourishment and forming a sprout that will emerge in the spring. We too are incubating concepts, inspiration and perceptions that will become evident to us later, when the time is ripe.
January is fairly quiet in comparison with last month’s festivities. Native American tribes called January the Full Wolf Moon, in recognition of wolves howling hungrily outside their villages. There are no significant holidays in China this month, but in the United States, we will honor Civil Rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on the 90th anniversary of his birth.
In the Chinese horoscope, February ushers in the beginning of powerful Wood Element energy, but in the meantime, wouldn’t you like to know what January’s soft Earth influence has in store for you?
It can be frustrating that your Element’s favorite flavor is sweet and that in Traditional Chinese Medicine theory, your organ is the stomach. The other Elements prefer other flavors, and their associated organs are the heart, liver, lungs and kidneys. Controlling weight is almost always an issue for Earth people, but at least now you know why!
You may appear calm, but inside you can be boiling so it would be a good idea to begin venting off steam now, in order to prevent an explosion later. Many Earth people have their own moral principles and devote time to figuring out the right thing to do, but that can lead to one of Earth’s most significant - procrastination. Are you surprised?
As you now know, Earth people are sweets, stomach, and digestion people. If you feel that your weight is holding you back in your relationships with others, either love yourself exactly as you are or take some positive steps to do something about it. B-Slim is our best-selling, helpful, weight-control formula; let it help you on your journey.
You may mix your feelings with financial logic, and sometimes you may not be able to distinguish the difference between the two. Earth people tend to lead from the heart rather than the brain, and like making their own decisions. Emotions and money do not go well together, so do your best to avoid making financial decisions solely based on feelings.
As an Earth person, you are probably a great support to the whole - the team’s foundation. You don’t need to expect yourself to be a trail-blazing innovator who inspires others to reach into the heavens because you are a builder of foundations. Just remember to avoid procrastination and keep your focus on moving ahead, and on task.