From December 7 till January 6, the monthly energies are ruled by Jia Zi (Wood Rat) The image of Wood Rat is that of a beautiful and delicate tree completely absorbed by the water.
What to expect in December!
Knowledge and teaching plays a huge part in December, as well as leading by example. This is the first palace of the 60 Jia Zi, so the example that we see this month represents new beginnings and gives this famous first and lasting impression. Like last month, because of the huge amount of water involved, we still have to deal with a lot of emotions this month.
The tree trunk is literally drowned, which we recognise as drifting wood and in general the growth, represented by wood element, might come to a stop. Will these be the first indicators of a stop on economical growth and the start of economical drift? The World-bank predicts in its report on Global Economies Prospects: ‘The turning of the tide?’ a significant dark cloud over future growth. You can download the report here, if you are interested. Is the month of December 2018, the first indicator for this change?
The important lesson for this month is to conserve knowledge, teaching and intellectual properties, because that will always have a ‘value’, whatever crisis we face.
Auspicious directions for December 2018
The auspicious directions for the months we use for long time planning. Here are your directions to prepare, as part of your bigger year plan. Use to sit or meditate to feel that you are backed with extra Qi (energy).
South East, especially for winning arguments, persuasion, mind reading, fooling the opposition, deception and presenting people with illusion. Through unconventional ways, solve problem and mysteries and there are wonderful opportunities in getting the right contacts and winning trust, as well as achieving fame. Though you might need some assistance and knowledge with this.
Specific features: Very good for assuming a new job position, negotiations and closing business deals, operating a new business, major important activities, pacifying someone angry, putting the right person in the right position. Suitable for collecting necessary data, information and knowledge to fulfil the plans and strategy, helps to make a very good and fruitful connections with important people, key personnel and decision makers, channels will be open and smooth communication provided. It is advantageous for career advancement, assuming a new position, securing a new job, expanding the business, wealth creating projects, all wealth related goals, and all other good things. Helps the person to find the post or platform to fulfil his/her aspirations.
Hexagram 57: Wind or gentle penetration, which indicates gentleness and enormous power. One is 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 and finding the answers…
For 2018: Avoid sitting with your back towards South East 1 (Dragon) as it is opposite of the Grand Duke (Dog). Sit with your back towards South East 2 and 3 instead.
East, especially for long term planning, growth stability and effort, taking time and nurturing. Also concerned with wealth, medicine, wellness, morality and the female aspect. Some breaking down and building up (networks, relationships), as well as taking risk might be involved.
Specific features: Especially good for career advancement, assuming a new position, securing a new job, expanding the business, wealth creating projects, all wealth related goals, and all other good things. Helps you to find the post or platform to fulfil your aspirations.
Hexagram 51: Thunder or shock, which indicates unexpected happenings, emotions and a wakeup call. Changes that you did not ask for, but are good for you. The hidden influence of this hexagram is a call for innovation: things that worked in the past, will no longer do. New feelings that arise might be unfamiliar but quite refreshing…
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Sending Qi from The Qi Factory Team
Photo Credit: Phil Myint (Lake Wanaka Tree)
QMDJ chart: Chinese Metasoft