From August 7 till September 7, 2018 the month is ruled by Metal Monkey (Geng Shen) Pillar. In nature, this pillar is represented by bricks of raw metal. Monkey and Dog (2018) are also part of the metal season.
As this is an expression of quite a cold climate, we might expect, in general that there will be difficulty in expressing feelings and emotions and caring for others. This is more a time for hard work, determination and taking sharp and quick decisions.
If Monkey is your Noble Person (helpful people), please be prepared to receive help from them. Recognize or find people with Monkey in their chart, ask for their help, and they will be there for you! Accept these helpful people and their actions to advance in your life.
Now, the auspicious directions for August 2018:
North West, especially for studies: again like in July, we look forward to the ultimate learning constellation: Moon Deity + Assistant Star + Delusion Door, although the Wisdom Deity is not fully charged this month!
Anyway…try to sit with your back to North West direction, to see if wisdom and learning will accelerate for you this August month. This would also be an excellent direction for studying children or preparing for exams as well.
Another feature of this direction: it is also suitable to catch criminals, acquire classified information, spying and investigation, hiding, exploring into secret affairs and activities, obtaining confidential information or releasing yourself from a contract or bond. Hmmm…. lots of interesting subjects to use in business and private life!
The North West palace is ruled by Hexagram 57: Wind or Gentle Penetration, which indicates gentleness and enormous power. You are asked to look deeper into a situation to find the less obvious power of the matter. It’s a constant and gentle action and deals about home-coming or even ‘find’ the answers…
The following directions are recommended for meditation in August:
South, especially for speaking and debating, as this direction is fuelled by Tortoise Deity with the highest energy of 7. Black Tortoise is the master of mindreading, persuasion, winning arguments, fooling the opposition, deception and is great at presenting people with illusions. If you want to read more about Black Tortoise Deity, click here.
North East, especially for wisdom and leadership. Chief Deity (level 6) resides in this palace during August and promotes: benevolence, charisma, righteousness, courteousness, trustworthiness, natural power and authority, confidence, honesty.
The biggest Chief virtue is to watch over the World. Chief Deity is also able to give you any of the characteristics of the other Deities, as this is the Chief or CEO of all deities. If you want to read more about Chief Deity and what Deities are… click here.
West, especially for relationship and marriage. Harmony Deity at level 5, resides in the West in August. If you especially need more of the following traits in your life: networking, communication, co-operation, negotiate, resolve conflicts or bring people together, do your meditation or prayer to Harmony Deity, with your back to the west.
This direction might be helpful during this metal timing to master the emotional side of life and be more caring for people as described above in Geng Shen month.
The message for this month is to balance your hard working life and care for others! Once you are aware, the lesson is learned ;-)!
Enjoy the Harvest Month of August and we are sending you loving Qi from door to door,
The Qi Factory Team
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