“When the sun is shining, I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.” – Wilma Rudolph
While June in Arizona does not excite me, it is, however, one of my personal favorite BaZi months! June is the Horse month (June 5 – July 6) and it is the peak of the summer season. Because the Horse is the most powerful Fire Element, it is often compared to that of our Sun in the solar system. Also, it is the epitome of human joy. This is why, the Chinese traditionally use the color red for their celebrations and festivities, including weddings. As Hafiz once write:
Even after all this time,
The Sun never says to the Earth,
“You owe me.”
Look what happens with a love like that,
It lights up the whole sky.
Meaning of the Elements
~ The Elements this month is Yang Wood Horse 甲午 ~
The Horse (June 5 to July 6) is a Yang Fire Element, destined to energize and bring forth the momentum of speed and freedom. The month of June is also an invitation for us to harness our imagination and to express new ideas where it may inspire others and exalt beauty and curiosity once again.
The Heavenly Stem that is paired with the Horse this month is Yang Wood, like a tree. With the pair sitting in a harmonious and supportive relationship, one might expect it to be a more stable and fruitful time. No doubt, we will get to see the revitalization of important events in sports, entertainment, and the stock market, especially those in the energy and utility businesses.
Let’s not forget, though, that while Yang Wood exudes innovation, creativity, and even eccentricity, it can also be hard-headed and inflexible. Therefore, convictions and emotions will run higher than usual this month, stirring up nervous and anxious energy, flaring up passive or dormant energy, and even pushing conflicts out into the open, especially on matters that might already be at a “boiling point.”
While emotions are heightened and heated, bear in mind the importance of keeping a cool and level-headed attitude when confronting difficult or controversial issues in order to diffuse all-out fights and breakups.
Despite the Ox year’s cool presence, the Horse will have a powerful, albeit temporary, boost on whatever that remains stagnant. Think of the Horse’s energy similar to the power behind launching a rocket. At liftoff, two solid rocket boosters consume 11,000 pounds of fuel per second. That is two million times the rate at which fuel is burned by the average family car!
And so, here are some prompts for you to examine, to meditate upon, or to pray about as we come into this period of the Horse, which is also an opportunity to reset our course for the remainder of the year:
- Do you feel stuck anywhere in your life? At work, at home, with your relationships or goals?
- Have you experienced moments of boredom? Perhaps not the staring-in-space-doing-nothing kind of boredom, but more like the monotony of doing the same thing over and over that lacks excitement and urgency?
- Are you feeling a little bluesy, melancholic, repressed, and apathetic lately? If so, why? And what aspects of life do you feel these things?
- Is “doing life” really hard right now?
- Are you doing anything that nurtures the heart qi? This question applies physically (cardiovascular), emotionally (simple joys and pleasures, laughter), and spiritually (hopefulness and optimism).
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June is your Nobleman month if:
- You were born in years ending 1 (i.e., 1951, 1961, 1971, 1981, etc.)
- You were born in a Yin Metal 辛 year.
- Your BaZi Day Master is Yin Metal辛.
It’s time to get some help with the support of the Nobleman. Reach out and lean on others to help you and your projects move along, especially if last month felt stagnant or slow. The Horse can spice things up so it’s a good time to get creative, think outside of the box, and most importantly, ask for help!
June is your Clash month if:
- You were born in the Year of the Rat (1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020).
- You were born in the Month of the December (Dec. 7/8 to Jan. 5/6).
- You were born on the Day of Rat (you need a Chinese calendar to figure this out). But this one is harder to derive because you need a Chinese calendar. You may email me to get yours if you don’t already have one.
- You were born in the Hour of the Rat (2300-0100 hours local time).
Take bold actions to make change work for you is the apex this month. Do not procrastinate or second-guess yourself. Leverage the energy of the clash and make use of it. Also, carry a jade pendant of the Goat and take care of the Feng Shui of your home (see section below).
June is your Self Penalty Month if:
You have a Horse sign anywhere in your Four Pillars, but most critically, if you were born on the Day of the Horse.
Horse-Horse is called Self Penalty or Self Punishment. To explain this bluntly, the discomfort you feel is mostly what you have placed upon yourself. I’ve seen this manifest as self-judgment, self-criticism, self-doubt, and other self-sabotaging behaviors. This can range from second guessing yourself, experiencing low self-esteem, feeling sorry for yourself, lacking of self-worth and motivation, or doing things that purposely harm or injure oneself, including gambling, abusing substance, not eating healthy, over-spending, stealing, cheating, lying, gossiping, and all the rest.
There are no magic potions or enough tchotchkes in the world to take this energy away, only self-awareness, discipline, the human will, and self-control. As Eckhart Tolle once said, “Awareness is the greatest agent for change.” Be your own biggest advocate and keep your eyes on the prize and not succumb to human frailty and instant gratification. All good things are worth fighting through and staying focused on what is most important to you, because any problem can be transformed to a higher level of awareness.
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Flying Star Feng Shui 玄空風水
Month Star 1 takes center stage. Take care of the Feng Shui of the month as follows:
- Center (6,1) = Do not activate Month Star 1.
- North (2,6) = Sickness is prevalent here especially with Month Star 6. This can affect the Metal Element in the body such as skin, teeth, bone, and upper respiratory (asthma, cold, flu, bronchitis, sinus, allergies, etc.). Make sure you: 1) have already cured the Year Star 2 with 6 metal coins at the beginning of this year, if not, do it this month; and 2) place 3 bamboo stalks in a clear glass vase for the Month Star 6.
- Southeast (5,9) = Yikes! Don’t be fooled by Month Star 9 because the 5,9 combination is inauspicious. Similar to the Center Palace, do not activate.
- Southwest (3,7) = Use 3 bamboos in a clear glass vase to deactivate Month Star 3 as this can stir up relationship trouble, including miscommunication, disagreements, and misunderstandings.
- Northwest (7,2) = Sickness in relationships can manifest in this area. Use 6 metal coins to neutralize potential hiccups especially with legal documents and/or other types of agreements involving another party.
- South (1,5) = Year Star 1 is useless this month with Month Star 5 making a visit. Place 6 metal rod wind chime to minimize its effects.
- Northeast (9,4) = Month Star 4 is helpful but you do not need to activate.
On the Plus Side:
- West (8,3) = Month Star 3 will stimulate Annual Star 8 this month. No need to activate or cure especially if you are unsure about the base stars of your home or office.
- East (4,8) = Same as above.
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