Welcome to your September 2023 Chinese Horoscope!
Ancient civilizations like China observed repeatable patterns in nature such as weather and corresponded those cycles of changes with the planetary configuration that were also recognized to change repetitively in the sky, and therefore devised a method of tracking, over millenniums, what these changes brought, and then used that data to predict future patterns of occurrences. This was essential for agrarian societies to evolve as it provided advice for the best time during each season to begin planting and end harvest for maximum crop yield.
Other applications arose to use this system to predict the onset of disease epidemics on a societal level, the outcome of business deals, economic cycles, consequences of war and peace with an adversary, and so on. On the individual level, astrology was used to determine one’s personality and unique traits as well as vulnerabilities, personal life cycle of success, fengshui or favorable placement of living and workspace, and not the least, marriage suitability with a prospective candidate. In fact, within the Chinese culture, astrological matchmaking is still popularly practiced.
Life is unpredictable, so a forecasting system like Chinese astrology that studies patterns is useful to help guide you in making an informed decision that may impact the five areas of life, which we call Five Healths as it includes the health of your body, mind/spirit, relationships, career, and finance. This system utilizes the Five Elements, so if you don’t know your personality element, take the quiz and then read on for your personal horoscope for this month.
The knowledge of your Personality Element is the first step to understanding who you are. The next step is to know how your Element will fare in a changing world we call life that is not static and is constantly evolving. However, life is not entirely unpredictable as astrology gives us the knowledge of patterns of change—rooted in the ancient oracle of Taoism called I Ching, or the Book of Changes, where patterns of cosmic changes have been observed, recorded, and a method of forecast can be learned. If you are interested in this ancient wisdom for your life in our modern world, I invite you to explore the highly regarded translation of this ancient classic by my father here and check out online classes here.
Taken together, this month is good for starting up projects, endeavors, and missions related to the Metal element—industries like high-tech chips and battery manufacturing, financials, engineering, and organizing and restructuring. This can be applied personally to reorganizing your life in all aspects to better focus on actualizing your purpose and goals.
For your Wood element, while the elements of 2023 are favorable for you, the dual Metal month of September is in conflict with your Wood element; therefore, manage your expectations of how much you can accomplish and patiently prepare for better times ahead.
Elementally, September 2023 is a favorable month for the following people: Water, Metal, and to a lesser extent, Fire. While it is neutral for Earth but may be a challenging month for Wood people. If you don’t yet know your element, take a short quiz to find out. Read on for your personalized horoscope here.
The Metal-Wood conflict continues from the prior month so be vigilant for inflammation of the eyes, liver, gall bladder, and neurological systems leading to neuropathy, vertigo, and disequilibrium.
Tip: Reduce inflammation in your body by eating foods rich with omega-3 fatty acids such as flax, chia, and hemp seeds, walnuts, and seaweed, spices such as turmeric, ginger, and rosemary, as well as enzyme-rich papaya, pineapple, and kiwi. Take Omega Support and Inflammation Fighter to temper the inflammatory fire preventing it from ravaging your body.
When trimmed appropriately, a tree facilitates better growth and healthy fruit production. Conversely, when it is cut excessively, it may become stunted. A single Metal element corresponds to the former, while a double Metal may lead to the latter. Likewise, pushing too hard but not getting the expected results may increase your frustration and anger.
Tip: Manage your expectations and learn to use principles of tai chi to know when to advance and when to retreat. Learning tai chi can help you practice and internalize that principle. When there is a strong resistance, wait until it peaks and begins to recline before taking action. It’s like going into the ocean, avoiding jumping into an approaching wave, and instead moving in when the wave recedes. Learn tai chi online or take a Yo San Qi Studio class.
There’s increased confrontations this month as your eagerness and impatience for an intended outcome disrupts your relations, especially those close to you.
Tip: Temper your impatience from the knowledge that elementally, this month’s Metal-Wood conflict may result in misunderstanding and resistance from others in getting on your bandwagon. Practice active listening and, yes, patience so that you can understand why others refuse to go along and employ the attributes of the Fire element—passion and compassion to neutralize the Metal element’s stubborn adherence to structure and method. Learn these and other strategies from the book, Live Your Ultimate Life.
Watch out this month as there may be some financial loss or deficit.
Tip: Everything in the universe has a cycle of its own, so understanding that cycle and being patient will serve you well in stemming negative outcomes in money and investment matters.
The elemental conflicts in September equally affect your work, where you may feel constrained by bureaucracy and slowness of decision-making.
Tip: Make friends and influence people by offering support to co-workers. Be a good team player and know that while there is a time to lead, there is also a time to step back, be there for others, and build goodwill and trust.
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