For thousands of years, the I Ching has provided guidance for decisions about our health, relationships, financial matters, work, and play. Predictions from the I Ching follow the lunar year and are based on multiple, overlapping cycles that govern the heavens and earth. A variety of stems, branches, directions, and phases also have their say, each creating a trail of portents, probabilities, and possibilities… so let us begin.
In the Chinese horoscope, November is the tenth month of the lunar calendar in a soft, yin Water energy phase called Hài 亥. Even though the phase appears cool and quiet from the outside, a lot is going on beneath the surface. Dormancy is much more than a period of suspended animation; it is a survival mechanism that helps prepare the natural world for the year ahead.
When Daylight Saving ends on November 7 the sun will rise and set an hour earlier, reinforcing our awareness that winter is just around the corner. As temperatures drop, days shorten and metabolism slows, energy is both literally and metaphorically returning to the earth. Just like a plant, we also need to slow down and conserve, so we have enough energy for starting anew in 2022.
November’s tranquil Water influence is constructive—like a seed gathering energy to germinate and burst forth in the spring. This is the perfect time to gather our creativity and begin making moves toward positive changes that will lead to success in the upcoming year. Be careful though, because soft yin Water energy can be so calming that we may forget that the time to take action is now.
We can imagine that you like to know what the I Ching reveals about your element this season so check it out—it’s all right here! In the interim, we hope that you and your loved ones will be able to gather together and celebrate Thanksgiving this year, we wish you and yours the very best in this, the beginning of the holiday season.
Water is important to our bodies; we humans are three-quarters fluid. Everything that nourishes, protects, lubricates, grows, eliminates, or otherwise moves within us, does so by the grace of water. If you overtax yourself because of poor lifestyle choices, it is no surprise that you may feel depleted and utterly exhausted. If that’s the case, you need to accept responsibility for making realistic lifestyle changes.
As is true of the body, water is equally important for the mind and the spirit. Without the cleansing flow of Water Element energy, the mind loses its flexibility, its ease of retrieving data from the storehouse of our memory, and its ability to cleanse itself of old negativity and habituated patterns. The Water Element grants us the ability to get through trying times and goodness knows, these have been trying times.
As water nourishes soil and plants, Water people nurture and inspire others. You may appear soft and sweet but you are solid and wise on the inside; you have great people skills and an overview that allows you to recognize potential in others and help them manifest their power. Your energy soars this month, so use it to help others thrive. Be consistent, stay on track, and always follow through.
Many Water people are comfortable with short-term investing since they make money by selling their ideas and skills. Some however lack the courage to make brave decisions and might need to rely on others to help them make decisions. If you are a balanced Water person, you can literally make a fortune by controlling and organizing your ideas to make it easier to make decisions and cash in on them.
You can do well in life work that involves communication because you have the ability to comfort people and make them happy. You enjoy planning and are a good manager but rarely get involved in power struggles but are aware of others and know what they are doing. When you love what you do, you do your best to continue to keep your focus on the big picture and let someone else deal with trivial matters.
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