Welcome to your November 2023 Chinese Horoscope!
The world today is marred by a distressing proliferation of violence and conflicts, creating a sense of unease and powerlessness. The persistent strife reveals the vulnerability of a globalized society, where one event's ripple effect can span continents, making it feel like we're on a ship tossed about in a tempestuous sea. The sense of unease and lack of control in the face of this volatility is palpable. People yearn for peace and stability, yet the complexities of modern geopolitics, deep-seated historical grievances, and the rapid dissemination of information often exacerbate existing tensions.
Ancient civilizations, particularly China, observed nature's cycles, using their knowledge to predict everything from agriculture to societal events. Chinese astrology, rooted in the Five Elements, offers guidance across various life domains, ensuring well-being in an unpredictable and rapidly shifting world. Explore your personality element, and consult your personal horoscope for the month to make informed decisions that impact the five areas of your life—your body, mind, relationships, career, and finances. Take the quiz here to discover your Five Element Constitutional Archetype.
Understanding your Personality Element is just the beginning; the next crucial step is to recognize how it functions in an ever-changing world. Life may be dynamic, but it's not entirely unpredictable; astrology, rooted in the ancient wisdom of the I Ching, unveils the patterns of cosmic changes, offering valuable insights. If you're eager to embrace this timeless wisdom in our contemporary world, I urge you to delve into my father's acclaimed translation of the ancient classic here and explore our online classes here for a deeper understanding. Your journey to self-discovery and guidance awaits!
November 2023, according to the Chinese calendar, is Gui and Hai—both corresponding to the Water element. Gui Hai month is characterized by heightened emotional sensitivity, intuitive depth, and a focus on empathy and creativity. This month, therefore, is generally favorable for activities that involve emotional expression, creative exploration, spiritual development, and nurturing interactions.
Financially, markets may be whipsawed by instability of world events. Despite stronger-than-expected GDP numbers in the third quarter, there are headwinds as investors’ digest regional conflicts with an emotional flight to the safety of the US treasury and gold leaving equity markets under water—as November is a double Water month. This is a continuation of the financial trends from the prior month of tightening financial conditions due to record high-interest rates, lower lending, consumer pull back, and general pessimism of the Water versus the optimism of the Fire element that is required to spark the market once again.
Individually, November is a favorable month for Wood, Metal, and Water Element people, neutral for Earth Element, and challenging for Fire people. The vulnerable areas of health are kidneys and adrenal glands, reproductive and cardiovascular systems, and circulation. If you don’t yet know your element, take a short quiz to find out. Read on for your personalized horoscope here.
This month, your Earth's practical and nurturing qualities can find harmony in a Gui Hai month, as Water's adaptability complements Earth's stability. It's a favorable time for addressing family and home matters and maintaining well-being, both physically and emotionally.
Earth element is associated with the digestive system. The emotional nature of a Water month may lead to changes in appetite and digestion, such as bloating or sluggish bowel movements, as well as potential weight fluctuations.
Tip: Restoring balance often involves nurturing self-care and focusing on a well-rounded diet with beneficial Earth foods like yams, sweet potato, taro, squash, and pumpkins. Hydration is critical for healthy digestion therefore, soup is a great way to absorb food nutrients while keeping your body well hydrated. Digestive enzymes and probiotics are useful in ensuring optimum digestion and absorption.
You may find yourself prone to overthinking and excessive worry.
Tip: Seek emotional support when needed. Create a supportive environment for sharing feelings and seeking assistance. Don't hesitate to reach out to friends, family, or professionals for emotional support or guidance. Unite your mind and body with practices like Eight Treasures Qi Gong, which helps you integrate the two aspects of your being while working to restore your eight internal energy reservoirs.
Your nurturing nature may cause you to become off balance, which can lead to emotional resentment.
Tip: While caring for others is important, remember to prioritize self-care. This includes setting healthy boundaries, engaging in self-nurturing practices, and ensuring that you care for your own emotional well-being. Be sure to carve out time for yourself regularly for self-care activities like listening to your favorite music, going bird watching, or simply watching the clouds in the sky go by.
You tend to jump in when asked to help, but sometimes that’s at a detriment to your own financial health.
Tip: Earth individuals often are nurturing. While providing financial support to loved ones is important, ensure it aligns with your financial capabilities and long-term goals. Establish clear financial boundaries to maintain your financial well-being.
The unpredictability of the Water element may overwhelm your diligent and responsible nature, leading to unsettled feelings and disruption at work.
Tip: It’s a myth that you can control everything when, in fact, the best thing for you to feel in control is to let go of what you cannot directly have an impact on and focus on the here and now and what’s in front of you.