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?
The rush of the holidays is finally over, and January is the perfect time for you to cultivate your Jing―that’s the word that Chinese medicine practitioners use to describe our essence, our life-root source. As a Water person, you need to take time to pull yourself inward, rest and nourish your Jing in order to keep your creativity flowing freely.
If your energy is well-balanced energy, your thought processes are rarely distracted by emotion, but if your Water energy is too weak or too strong, your feelings can get in the way and cloud your judgment. It is important to keep Water energy in balance, and our fabulous, energy-balancing, all-herbal Water Element supplement is just what the doctor ordered.
Water people can makes friends with all sorts of people, regardless of their financial or educational status. You are genuinely interested in people and can connect with them easily. Find a group of people that suit you, where you can be yourself, chill out, and enjoy good conversation. Get together with them happily on a regular basis…and have lots of fun!
It is normal for Water people to be conservative spenders, avoid risk, and to require a long time to take the first step. You like doing your research and then making up your mind - that is exactly how Warren Buffet made his fortune. He created his own system, rarely took risks, and only made financial investments that he totally believed in.
People with strong Water energy are very social and will to try all sorts of things, don’t like is to be tied down, and enjoy being unpredictable. This is the reason you are so good at coming up with great, unexpected, new ideas! You are quick to visualize a problem, see it from different angles, and come up with a solution. Good for you!
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