How Feng Shui and BaZi Can Help You in Times of Change

Change is constant. This is evident in the seasons and in the cycle of life and death.

Indeed, transformation is a universal constant that affects our lives at every moment—from the time we are born until the time we leave behind this earthly existence. This transformation will take place whether or not we want it to or are even ready for it, and so it is up to us to decide whether we will open our eyes to the hidden blessings or close ourselves off and hide behind obstacles. If we choose the latter, we might be robbing ourselves of the opportunity to blossom and to reel in a new era, signaling that another part of our life has begun.

In Chinese Metaphysics, the intricate evolution and interactions of the Chinese Five Elements—Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, Wood—mean more than just what they literally embody in nature: the trees, mountains, and bodies of water. It goes beyond the fabrication of what we know or believe to be true. More specifically, the Five Elements can represent a myriad of things from our emotions, senses, tastes, organs, and body parts, to seemingly random things like numbers, directions, colors, and shapes.

By and large, the existence of the Five Elements adds depth and tangibility to all that we feel, see, and experience every single day.

That’s why Classical Feng Shui (energy reading for spaces) and BaZi (destiny reading for people) are amazing tools that can help us understand the rhythms of our existence. They offer a constructive way for us to grow from our experiences and to connect with our physical environment, with other people, and with self in a more meaningful, purposeful way.

Working with my clients over the years, I have learned to appreciate that at the heart of every transformation, no matter how chaotic or painful, there is substance and purpose. And timing is everything. Every one of us is on a path unique to our own. My job is to help people bridge and unravel the mysteries of whys and how the Elements impact their lives, so that they can better grasp the reasons things happen when they do, or why they don’t. Overall, this realization also helps them find the courage to let go of the fear, resistance, and angst that may come attached to the prospect of change.

Though some of us may see change as unavoidable, we should not believe that we are subject to the whims of an unpredictable universe. The Elements—whether you are using it to understand your physical environment with Feng Shui or to understand yourself or others with BaZi—is a cyclical pattern of energy. There is a set motion, a repetitive flow. As we become more familiar with this dance, we begin to recognize the patterns. This recognition helps to establish our sense of familiarity; therefore, alleviating any apprehension towards change and uncertainties.

Here’s an example. Let’s say BaZi (your birthday) indicates that every Monkey year is a “clash.” Meaning, change is coming. This awareness prepares you for the changes that are destined to happen. What’s even sweeter is that you get to decide which area of your life needs changing.

Is it time to sell your home? Is it time to improve your diet? Is it time to make that career switch? Is it time to book that much-needed holiday and travel somewhere new?

Whatever it is, learning how the Elements affect you can only optimize your chances for success, especially during times of change.

None of us are immune to change; I have one client embodying this right now. The 2018 Earth Dog Year represents her clash year, so she is experiencing a lot of shifts in her life. She knew the energy of the year would provoke—and support—her to make the necessary adjustments that she had been putting off for some time. Her desire for more heart-filled and fulfilling work was in the back of her mind for more than three years. Still, no amount of effort helped her make those changes. Simply put, the timing was just not right. Her desire was not yet in full alignment with the Elements to push for this bold endeavor—until 2018.

When the Dog year arrived, it was synchronistic and in perfect, divine timing. Armed with this understanding, and feeling enlivened and encouraged, she found the transition less daunting, and even felt invigorated when she noticed how things unfolded so smoothly and perfectly.

As much as destiny has an active hand in directing our path, we too have a role as masters of our own destinies. And this is cemented when we choose to make change work in our favor.

At times, you may feel as if all your efforts feel draining, counterproductive, and frustrating. You begin to wonder if the hardship is worth fighting for at all. We most certainly can attune to our self to seek the truth within. But when you can also weave in the treasures of Feng Shui and BaZi, you might begin to see how the cards are dealt to you, how timing is intertwined and connected in everything that you do, and how it can also articulate the emotions and spirit behind every action. This insight can empower and embolden you.

To make change work for you, consider incorporating Feng Shui and BaZi in your life and see why this will not only enrich your life, but also inspire and transform the way you choose to see the world in and around you.

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