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?
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Metal people are tough and can handle huge amounts of pressure. Through training, expectations and your own diligence, you probably became an extremely useful human being. However, if you were self-indulgent and went easy on yourself when you were younger, then the price Metal people end up paying is low self-esteem.
One of your strengths is your loyalty toward your friends; especially in friendships that began in childhood. It is not natural for you to show emotion, but you are always ready to jump into action to defend or help your friends. Just be aware that your competitive nature and willingness to do battle can also make enemies, particularly at work.
People with strong Metal energy tend to do things the opposite of everyone else, but if you don’t have the right skills, this tendency can backfire on you. You like to make up your own mind, but pay close attention to the fact that financial decisions you decide on now are serious and will most certainly affect you in the future.
Metal people are great managers and can take care of every aspect of a business. You create simple, clear systems, and you know how to keep costs down. Strong Metal leaders have good connections, but your pride sometimes stops you from asking for help when you need it―and you know where that can lead!
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