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 the Elements: 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.
March is a month of transition. In China, Jing Zhe or The Waking of Insects and The Awakening of Hibernating Animals will be observed on March 5. In the west we will also catch a glimpse of winter sliding into spring: Purim has already begun, Daylight Saving Time starts on March 11, Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated on the 17th, and winter officially ends on the 20th.
In March, the Wood Element continues to provide forward-moving energy to will kick off new possibilities. Look for exciting developments to explore and expand upon, but remember that you’re going to need to keep up your own forward-moving motivation as some of the quieter, calmer Elements begin to exert their influence during the remainder of the year.
New opportunities are entirely possible in this forward-moving mǎo phase of Chinese year of the Dog, 4716 … hang on to your hat!
Earth people are usually fond of neutral tastes like potatoes, rice and bread but not so fond of anything spicy, sour or bitter. We all know that to be well-nourished, we need to eat real food, in many colors and from every category so spend a little effort this month to try new varieties of fish, fruit, vegetables and fragrant spices.
It is normal for Earth people to procrastinate, but the trouble is the longer we put something off, the worse a problem can become. Gather your strength, and commit to action, knowing that if you are tired it’s going to be harder to follow through. If you have trouble sleeping, consider Infinichi’s masterful herbal, meditation and aromatic Sleep products.
Earth people like being in the middle of things. They become involved in the problems of others, yet find it nearly impossible to ask for help when they need it themselves. It is hard for you to ask rather than give, but give asking a try and see what happens. It’s not as if you’re asking for someone’s first born child … you just need a little help. Start small.
What does your wallet, billfold, purse or pocketbook look like? Is it neat and tidy, or a disorganized mess? Show your money some respect and love by emptying everything out, arranging your money in order, throwing away unnecessary receipts and scraps of paper, and placing your spare change in a designated container. Now your money feels safe.
Earth people know how to manage other people’s lives, but they have difficulty deciding what to do with their own. You probably don’t feel passionate about anything, and setting goals bores you, so as an Earth person, you must learn to follow subtle clues and be content with gentle forms of inspiration, since nothing is going to hit you over the head.