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Energy Update: January 2023

Happy New Year!! Welcome to 2023 and the month of the Water Ox- Qui Chou. Although it's now 2023, we still get the sign of the Ren Yin- Water Tiger for roughly 30 more days. Also Remember the Chinese Lunar New Year is celebrated Jan 22nd but the Solar calendar that brings in the Water Rabbit and the event of Li Chun occurs Feb 4th. Let's take advantage of the the last few weeks of Tiger energy finishing off strong!!

IN YOUR NATAL CHART- The zodiac sign of Gui Chou- The Water Ox itself is a zodiac sign that is the essence of a nurturing spirit. The water on top (heavenly stem) is nurtured and created by the "hidden stems" or the elements hidden inside the Ox which are water, metal and earth- earth creates metal, metal creates water. The person born under the Gui Chou-Water Ox zodiac sign will tend to be nurturing, sensitive & a natural problem solver. They do have to be cautious of being too involved and knowing when to cut off friendships that turn toxic and focusing on family or personal relationships ahead of their friends. They also have a tendency for taking risks when they think no one will find out.

Feng Shui Focus & Activation: Starting off the year strong

South-*** Metal- use the element of pure metal for focus (Flying stars 4-9)

Northeast - Use sector or wealth opportunity . (Flying stars 3-8)

. **Activate by using the sector, or with candle, movement or a fan using date selection. instructions below If you activate the South, REMOVE BEFORE FEBURARY 3RD

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Heavenly Stems (the element) - How will this element of Yin WATER paired with the OX 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:

Water- Water is the same element making this month a ”friend” month : Seeing the same element as your “day master” (the element in the column of the DAY you’re born) means this month you’ll see the “friend element” : You may find your peers, friends or colleagues being a source of stress for you this month. choose your words and actions carefully and avoid following the crowd.

Wood- Water feeds wood making it woods “resource“ element: Good health usually accompanies the time you find your resource element. While the top or "heavenly stem" is water the earth branch (zodiac sign-ox) is earth which is your wealth element, creating a bit of potential for financial opportunity. Increase your productivity or creativity to potentially create a new income source or tap into an existing one.

Fire- Water controls Fire : The water is much calmer than it was last month, certainly not enough to control the fire. So even though it's present it's not enough to overwhelm those with a fire day master and the earth present with the Ox acts to absorb some water. The hidden element of metal means you too have the potential for some financial gain this month. It may be more hidden or not so obvious. Keep your eye out for opportunity when it comes along. For the female fire day master it's a good month to date, meet potential love match or just go on some dates.

Earth- earth controls water, water is earth’s ”WEALTH’ : It’s always desirable to find your “wealth element“, the element is much less aggressive than last month with other hidden elements showing us that friends, peers or partnering up is the way to go to bring in extra income this month. For the male Earth day master it's also a good month to go on dates, meet a love interest or nurture your relationship.

Metal- Metal creates water : Metal literally creates a water as water is the OUTPUT of metal. If you leave a Metal cup or bowl outside it’ll attract the water particles and you’ll see condensation. Water to the metal day master is self expression and creativity while the earth in the Ox is resource. Friends and peers can come along this month to offer support and the water may mean good times and a bit of celebrating and socializing. It also a good month to start a group, write, or host a class or seminar to showcase your knowledge. Also good for the female to try to conceive a child.

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 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

Discover your 4 animal signs and elements here:

Ox: **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.


Snake & Rooster: The metal combination can come in to offer extra support with the snake/rooster/ox combo. Metal can bring focus & help in organization. Focus on streamlining aspects of your business, organizing your home, files etc.


Rat: Combining with the Rat creates the element of earth , stable and grounded are the words that come to mind. December was so active that the stability and slower, steady pace will make for a nice change.


These are the animal signs that make up the season of Winter (Pig, Rat & Ox). All 3 animal signs should be present to form combination to make the element of WATER.

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.

Pig & RAT : The presence of pig with Oxen and Rat combine to create the element of water. The extra water can mean you may see opportunity & benefit from networking. Make it a point to meet new people, maybe attend an event or be social.


This is one areas I have somehow overlooked during my monthly energy updates. The CLASH animal sign! This is the animal sign that directly opposes the governing energy. This month it's the Goat!!

Goat: The Goat zodiac sign clashes the Ox meaning a change is coming. It’s also a good time to create changes in your life, quit smoking, change your eating habits or start a new health regimen. You could also find yourself with making big decisions during this time. - Most impacted “fire goat- Ding Wei”


Feng Shui:

Best Sectors:

Note advanced flying star method: A He Tu combination occurs in the South (4-9 Fire ) , Northeast (3-8 wood) and Northwest (1-6 Metal). **Use date selection and use the area for best results.

South : Flying stars 4-9 make the element of pure metal. Use area for focus.

Northwest: Flying star combo 6-1 further support the season with the pure HeTu combination to make the element of water. Use sector for movement in your career.

Northeast: The 8-3 combo of flying stars makes the sector pretty good this month. This is one of the time the 3 stars can be an exception to the “Do not use” rule of thumb, Activate with fire and make sure to avoid activating Northeast 1&3.

Worst sectors: Avoid over activation of these areas, general use is fine

North: The flying star 5 is particularly negative in the North. Place a 7 coin charm or slat water cure in the sector for the month around the 5th of January & remove or move around Feb 5th. Keep the sector quiet for the month & of course no renovations.


Best Dates for the month: Use to get the most impact out of your Feng Shui activations. January has an abbreviated calendar. Take down all activations by Feb 1st to welcome the new energy of the Rabbit in.

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