Man... November!! Where'd the year go?? We're rounding the corner on there holidays and before we know it, the New Year. Fun fact, the Chinese calendar is about a month behind our traditional calendar. According to what is known as a Gregorian calendar we record November as the 11th month, since Chinese New Year lands in February the "Lunisolar" calendar (following Lunar & Solar cycles) Chinese metaphysics follows, makes the Pig month the 10th month of the year.
Feng Shui Focus for November: FOCUS on what matters- This month the "Metal Pig"- Xin Hai takes charge. The metal pig is metal sitting on water, usually the metal can produce water BUT in this case think of a ring dropped in the ocean. The metal is overwhelmed by the water. It's like a mother having a lot of children and no help, it's difficult to give them all the attention they need. So the collective energy for November is keeping FOCUS on the important things. This means try not to multitask or get distracted on things that don't matter. Cut out unnecessary work.
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Heavenly Stems (the element) - How will this element of Yin METAL paired with the Pig for the month of November 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- Metal produces water, making it your resource: The metal for November is different form the metal of October, the energy is quiet and more subtle. It is resource to water but in such a small amount it may not provide much help in term of feeling support. The water of the Pig will dominate the metal and that may mean looking to peers and friends for help. You may notice a more social aspect to the month, which makes sense for the upcoming holidays.
Wood- Metal controls wood, metal is woods "influence": For a single female looking for love, the metal can symbolize matches so be on the look out & be ready to say yes to a date or ask someone out. Career and work wise you may feel pressure from bosses, or need to follow the rules and regulations. Remember to cut the corners when it makes sense to, sometimes we follow the rules so closely that we follow them when there are more efficient ways to do things. review old policy to make changes if necessary, Work smarter, not harder.
Fire- Metal is Fires " Wealth" element: Saying you'll magically be rich when you see metal element is not accurate BUT this does mean you can cash out this month on something you may have in the pipeline. It can also mean maybe putting in extra hours at work, just feeling the need to finish up projects or focus more on your work. For a male this can represent a love match, so if you're single & looking it's a good month to set up some dates or go be more social.
Earth- Metal is produced by earth, metal is earths "output" : Creativity, self expression. and communication is the name of the game for Nov. Be mindful that it's often up to us to clarify when others don't understand what we're trying to express. Clearly communicating helps you get your needs met.
Metal- When you see the same element its regarded as a FRIEND element: Take a break. Seriously... take a few days off, maybe a 3 day weekend, but rest & go have some fun with friends. On a side note... remember to avoid comparison, no one can do exactly what you do, just like you can't be like anyone else. The "friend" element can symbolize peers or your "competition", But remember don't compete, collaborate! You can gain more knowledge and ideas learning instead of comparing. Seek advice from someone above you in your field.
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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:
Pig: 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". Those born under the sign of the Pig get extra support from the Tiger in the year. Just be cautious of overthinking.
Rabbit & Goat: You may benefit from the extra wood energy this trio or "wood frame" creates. With the element of wood being present in the Tiger for the year. Really focus on growth and education even if it's just learning something fun or starting a hobby.
Tiger: Combining with the Pig creates the element of wood. Much like the above overthinking may occur and learning something new will benefit you. Don't let the overthinking get you down and stress you out. Recognize intrusive thoughts, acknowledge them but let them go.
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.
Rat & Ox: The presence of Rat & Ox create the element of water. Water is super strong in the winter and those born under the sign or Rat, Ox or both have the added benefit this month of the Pig being present. With the metal of the month producing the water of the Pig, focusing on creativity, production and developing something can benefit you leading to monetary gain.
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 SNAKE!!
Snake: Keep in mind a true clash doesn't often occur, and often a clash just means a change or movement in an area of your life. All in all I don't worry too much about clashes and sometimes they can be beneficial if you feel stuck. Look for Rooster & Ox days to take away the clash.
Note advanced flying star method: The Southeast is my pick for the month for November a parent string 1-4-7 combo can be found the day the 7 star enters the Southeast sector. This is an excellent combination to activate- use if you need to gain AUTHORITY in your field. The 1-4 combination is good for romance, relationship & health.
Only activate with date selection & acknowledge yearly shas, avoid Southeast 3- Snake. this is the 'Month Breaker".
Southeast : Flying stars 4-1 in the southeast can be used for relationships and connection. Place a flowering plant or plant that sits in water like a bamboo. Take note of the days the star 7 enter the SE, This forms a special 1-4-7 combo that can be used for connecting with others. Use the area for best results. DO NOT ACTIVATE THE SUB- SECTOR OF SOUTHEAST 3-SNAKE
North & South have moderate luck and are usable to work in but I personally wouldn't activate since you have to have the timing down. Working in the area also can bring good results, All in all the sectors cycle thru the parent string formation this month so I feel like negative effects of the 7 star and the 6 in the south (6-9 fire burning "heavenly gate"combo) is lessened when the parent string star comes in to complete the combination.
Worst sectors: Avoid over activation of these areas, general use is fine
Southwest: The Southwest remains unusable even when the lucky #8 star enters the sector. The extra earth energy isn't considered to be lucky so just leave up the salt water jars or coins with red string & keep quiet.
Northeast: Same concept applies for the #5 star moving to the NORTHEAST. Cure and keep quiet. Turn off activations if you did one for the month of October.
Avoid renovations in the noted sectors.
Lucky Dates for November '22
NOV 14th 11am-1pm activate Southeast
Avoid activations on days that "clash" your natal signs.
Stable Day -Rabbit: 10th , 22nd, Dec 4th
Marriage, opening or launching business or website, renovations, medical treatments
Harmony Pig, Goat
Initiate Day- Dragon: Dec 5th:
Starting new assignments or projects, renovations, groundbreaking
Harmony Rat, Monkey
Danger Day- Horse : 13th, 25th,
Prayer and worships, Feng Shui adjustments, groundbreaking
Harmony Dog, Tiger
Open day- Rooster: 16th, 28th,
House warming parties ,"open house" business agreements, grand opening of a business
Harmony Ox, Snake
Success Day- Goat: 14th, 26th
All around good day, Feng Shui adjustments, Bed positioning
Harmony Pig, Rabbit
Receive Day- Monkey: 15th, 27th
Staring a new course or field of study, asking for promotion, debt collection, starting a new job or job interview.
Harmony Rat, Dragon
Balance Day- Tiger: Dec 3rd
Marriage, Construction. Travel, networking and making business connections and communicating
Harmony Dog, Horse