Updated: Feb 14
Even though the Year of the Tiger is officially gone, we still get another on the of Tiger energy, this month coming in with large energy is the Jia Yin - Wood Tiger so that means we’re experiencing the energy of ”Jia” or pure wood with the Tiger also being the element of Yang Wood. We may see rapid growth in wood dominated industries like networking, education or portfolio/ hedge fund management. This also means you can tap into this wood energy also, think growth, expansion, reaching new heights and learning new skills. This energy may start off strong but slow a bit after March as the wood energy drops off a bit and the monthly energies of fire, earth, metal and water cycle thru the year. The yin wood energy of the Rabbit is a calmer and speaks more to slower, steady growth rather than the initial surge we may see in Feb & March.
In Chinese medicine Wood also represents the Gall Bladder and liver, be mindful of these organs if your natal chart has an excess of wood element already. Obviously eating well, limiting alcohol & doing some light exercise is always helpful.
Feng Shui Focus: Letting go of anger.
With the excess of wood element it can impact feeling of aggression or anger (also represented by the wood element) Recognize this energy is passing, and take a few minutes to breathe. Ask yourself 3 questions.
Can I control or change the situation?
Can I control the way I feel about the situation?
Can I talk to someone about how I feel?
**Activating the fire energy present in the North all year can help to burn off some excess wood energy.
Astrology (Bazi) Heavenly Stem
Heavenly Stems (the element) - How will this element of Yang Wood is paired with the Pig for the month of February impact my Day master Element?
Looking at the DAY you're born, look at the element of TOP of the animal sign, only focus on the element under this category:
**Discover your 4 animal signs and elements here:
How will this element of WOOD this month impact my Daymaster Element?
Looking at the DAY you're born, look at the element of TOP of the animal sign:
Water- Water creates or grows wood, wood it waters "output" or creativity: Seeing the element that your element creates shows you have opportunity for growth and expansion. It can also indicate the creative process, new ideas and personal growth. It’s a good month (and year) for you to ”grow“ a business, idea or start a new venture or learn a new skill. Self expression can also be included in this energy, making it a good month to put yourself in the public eye on social media or presenting in front of a group of people.
Wood- Seeing the same element is known as your "Friend" element: The friend element indicates people around you that are similar to you such a friends or perhaps you have more interaction with people in the same field as you such a co-workers or find yourself facing either competition or working/partnering with others in similar fields to “secure the bag” . Usually this tells us that going to networking events, socializing , setting up meetings & working with others can benefit you this month. Be cautious of comparison, you‘re exactly where your supposed to be in life.
Fire- Wood fuels fire, Wood is Fire's "Resource" : Seeing the element that grows or produces you means you can feel or see additional support. If health has been your concern perhaps it’s time to seek treatment to find out whats causing underlying health conditions. If health hasn’t been a concern then maybe you've just felt unmotivated and find it hard to find the drive to get things done. Fire element has been at a low energy point with the season of winter dominating. The extra wood energy may help you feel more motivated and help “fuel your fire”
Earth- Wood controls earth, making it earths Influence element : Wood can be a good motivator for the earth energy daymaster (think tree roots breaking thru the earth) It’s a shake up or breakthrough from the norm. Which has been the underlying theme of 2022 and continues into 2023 but in a softer way. However this month this energy is dominate and can lead to feelings of stress or anxiety. To navigate the energy it’s best to be flexible (which can be difficult for an earth person) let things go and let go of the need to control. Like Bruce Lee says “Be like water“ flowing and formless. On the opposite end of things sometimes the dominate presence of the “influence element” can lead to one feeling the need to take more risks or engage in behavior the generally wouldn’t. Self awareness is also key. For the FEMALE EARTH, this energy indicates a love match for the month. Connection, dating or taking things to the next level may be in the card for you this month.
Metal- Metal controls wood, Wood is metals WEALTH element: For metal, the element of wood is wealth, however…it isn’t magic money. It’s more about the energy to work and put in effort which in turn yields profit. Like planting seeds and seeing them grow, especially for the metal element. Since wood is literally like a tree or plant, if wood is your wealth element it‘s all about putting in the work behind the scenes and nurturing that work…Growing an audience/business, cultivating business relationships until your business or work “grows” and is ready to “harvest”. With wood it’s not a fast energy like a windfall of money it’s planting many seeds and seeing what sticks. With the energy of pure wood this month, Metal day masters may reap the rewards if you’ve been putting in effort into a certain business venture or learning new work skills. For the Male Metal element this can also mean wife or girlfriend energy. It’s a good month for you to grow your relationship or meet a love match.
Put in your birthdate & discover your 4 animal signs and elements here:
Animal Signs and Astrology:
How will this energy impact me?
This energy impact you depending on where it falls in your natal chart, remember you have 4 animal or zodiac signs. Take note of where the animal sign falls and that is the area it has potential to impact.
Year: Social circle, friends and community
Month: Career, or parental relationships
Day: Health, relationship
Hour: Thoughts, feelings, emotions, relationship with children
Tiger: Anytime an animal sign that is in your natal chart is present for the year/month, it can feel more stressful as you feel like you're more visible or "seen". Make choices carefully during these times. Look for Dog Days and Horse days to add the element of fire to control the excess wood energy.
Horse & Dog: You may benefit from the extra Fire energy this trio or "fire frame" creates. With the tiger being present in the month, it easily combines with the months horse and Sign of Dog either in your natal chart or if you find it in the days if the month. Again, the fire created by this combination can help control the extra wood energy if you feel overwhelmed or irritable, no need to activate your home to benefit as the fire is present just by being present in the combination with your natal chart.
Pig: Combining with the Tiger creates the element of WOOD , Already seeing the dominate presence of wood you may not feel it as much as you may think. With the wood energy already there the combination with the Pig and Tiger just reinforces the need for growth, expansion and connection. Again with TCM it does represent the liver and legs so be kind to your body and eat healthy this Month to nourish the liver and gallbladder. Be cautious of leg injury when working out and keep aggression or anger in check.
These are the animal signs that make up the season of Spring (Tiger, Rabbit & Dragon). All 3 animal signs should be present to form combination to make the element of Wood.
I've recently came to understanding the importance of seasonal combinations in a natal chart. The presence of this combination has the potential to make you very strong, show wealth opportunity etc.
Rabbit & Dragon, : The presence of Rabbit & Dragon again further enhance the wood energy of the season of spring. This combo is the most dominate and can indicate connection and financial opportunity if the work has been put in, it may be time to collect. If wood is your wealth element, you could see significant opportunities or financial benefits this Month.
The CLASH animal sign! This is the animal sign that directly opposes the governing energy. This month it's the Rat!! Rat (Water) clashes Horse (Fire)
One more month of the clashing energy is present for the MONKEY, a true clash may occur for the Earth monkey. Now’s the time to make a significant change if you've been contemplating one.
North : The North has a lovely combo of 9/4 which make the HeTu- early heaven combo. This make the element of pure metal. Use this energy to help with focus and drive. You can "activate" the north sector by placing a small fan, radio or water, this can stay up the entire year to take advantage of the fire energy present. This also helps w general overall happiness and feeling of contentment.
South- I didn't include an activation for the south because of the presence of the the WuJi sha (5 Tiger sha) general use is quite ok but avoid activation of the area for the year. Working in the sector is ok, this will promote more work, contracts & clients etc.
West- The 6/1 combo is a good combination to use if you need a boost of confidence, great to use if you're the boss. This combination supports management & the ability to lead. Again, I don't recommend activation with the presence of the year breaker in the sector but you can use the sector for work, calls etc. for an extra boost use the yearly energy of the Grand Duke to give you confidenc. Use the sitting and facing direction (face west, sit , back of head to east) anywhere in the west sector.
Worst sectors: Avoid over activation of these areas, general use is fine
Southwest: The presence of the 5 yellow (5 Star) can impact the southwest negatively especially with the visiting yearly 1 star. If your bedroom, front door or kitchen is located here add a salt water jar
Northeast: The 2 "illness star" is visiting the northeast, a salt water jar can help to absorb the energy.
Avoid renovation for the month in these sectors
Monthly Activation : North- Focus and Inspiration
Limited options for "good days" this month but you can still actively use the sectors for maximum results.
Stable Day 5th, 17th, March 1st -Horse:
Marriage, opening or launching business or website, renovations, medical treatments. Good date for Feng Shui activation
Harmony Dog, Tiger
Danger Day 8th - Rooster: Prayer and worship. Do NOT to activations these days. The rooster is considered the Year breaker as it clashes the rabbit, even though the day is considered a "good day" Use for general activity.
Harmony Ox, Snake
Open Day 11th - Rat : House warming parties ,"open house" business agreements, grand opening of a business. Good date for Feng Shui activations
Harmony Monkey, Dragon