March 2019 Yin Fire Rabbit: Feng Shui & BaZi Update
“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.”
– Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
How is it March already? This year is packed and super busy, so I am left with a small window of opportunity to write this month’s forecast. How are you doing? Was the Tiger month (February) your Nobleman? I noticed the strength of the Nobleman was a little weaker compared to previous years. One theory might be that because the Pig and Tiger have a combine/harmonious relationship, I speculate that perhaps the Pig “stole” the Tiger away. Buh-bye! As such, the power of the Tiger Nobleman wasn’t as strong and useful. It’s sad, but next year will be better. Would love to hear your feedback on February!
And now, we are into the Rabbit month. According to the Chinese Hsia calendar, March 5th marks the peak of the spring season. The energy of the spring season is strong and robust because it has support from the Pig (Water) year. I expect to see a radical shift in energy that revitalizes anything that is stale and stagnant. I know it’s the crazy Mercury Retrograde in Pisces thingy, but hey, what better time to explore what’s stuck in your life than now?
Many people love the practice of creating a vision board, and many do so at the start of the year. However, this Rabbit month is a fantastic time to revisit some of those dreams/goals/wishes because the month will offer up some new insights and inspirations. So yes, you have permission to change your mind, move in a totally different direction, or dream of new things that you’ve only ever fantasized about. Why not? It’s time to shake things up!
Because spring—a Wood Element—symbolizes a strong and mature tree (or a blooming and growing flower), the Yang energy is the perfect time to branch out. Try visualizing stretching… stretch your mind, stretch your body, stretch your limits, stretch your goals, stretch your spine and limbs, stretch your patience, forgiveness, compassion. How far can you go with this stretching? The outward and upward motion of the Wood Element means the potential is limitless. So, up you go!
But with this upward motion, you must have the courage to cut loose and break free from whatever is holding you down and keeping you stuck.
Is it a close friend? A family member? A habit or a story you conjured up many years ago? A faded memory that still has a strong hold on you? Some painful experience that you haven’t quite outgrown? A hurt that you didn’t resolve? What else is triggering you? We all have one (or two, or three) things that gets us all bunched up. Leverage the energy of the Rabbit (or Mercury Retrograde in Pisces thingy) to take hold of those things, release them to Heaven and bury them in the Earth. This way, your highest and best self can soar and take new flight.
Meaning of the Elements
The Elements this month are Yin Fire Rabbit.
The Heavenly Stem is Yin Fire, like a flickering candle or a small flame. It’s a sentimental month. The energy is centered around the heart with emotions running high. Rightly so. With all that letting go and letting be, it will be a heart-triggering time. Embrace it.
If your Day Master or Self Element is Yin Fire, you are a heart-centered person. Like a flickering candle, you are quite sentimental and emotional. You have a generally “picky” nature, more careful and reserved than your Yang Fire counterpart. You don’t need everyone to be your BFF because you are more selective as to who you let into your life.
Yin Fire folks also have a creative mind. They see the world through their own eyes, bright and sparkly. Surrounding yourself with beauty—be it with nature or the arts—keeps the heart young and beating strong. The thud you often feel when your heart skips a beat is your very essence. It’s the feeling you get when you first fall in love, hold a newborn baby, or when you receive an unexpected gift—or simply a kind gesture, thought, or recognition. Yin Fire, you are all heart. And this month, that fire burns bright. Yin Fire sitting on the Rabbit gives your spark the extra boost it needs to illuminate the world (or your closest surroundings) with a little more joy and lightheartedness.
Famous Yin Fire ladies: Kelly Clarkson, Rita Hayworth, Aretha Franklin, Debra Messing, Janis Joplin, Marie Forleo, Taylor Swift, Tina Turner, Tory Burch, Jenna Bush, Tiffany Trump, Princess Charlene of Monaco, Mila Jovovich, Jennifer Aniston, Geena Davis.
Famous Yin Fire Gents: David Bowie, Tom Hanks, Harrison Ford, Walt Disney, JFK, Joe Biden, George Takei, Xi Jin-ping, Frank Sinatra, Ronald Reagan, Gary Oldman, Jimmy Carter, Johnny Cash, MC Hammer, Jerry Springer, David Cassidy, Neil Armstrong.
This month, you are under clash if you were born in the year of the Rooster (1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017). Remember, the Rooster sign is not confined to the Year Pillar alone.
The clash is more intense if the Rooster appears in your Day Pillar. This is harder to calculate unless you know your Chinese BaZi chart (click HERE to get a copy of your Chinese birth chart). The Rooster may also appear in your Month Pillar (September 8 – October 8) or Hour Pillar (5pm to 7pm local time).
If this is a clash month, take note of the following to avoid any major mishaps:
- Carry a jade pendant of Dragon in your keychain or inside your purse.
- Get comfortable with change. Adjusting your attitude to the prospect of change will instill a sense of control, perspective, and appreciation. Remember, change is what creates events in our lives. Therefore, you can proactively identify what areas in your life need adjustments. This is important.
- Take care of the Feng Shui of your home, particularly where you sleep. If the month star has an adverse effect in your bedroom, this could provoke restless sleep, sickness and ailments, relationship misunderstandings and conflict, etc. See the Feng Shui write-up below. Click HERE to inquire about getting a Feng Shui consultation.
- Know that plans do and will change, so don’t get bogged down if the outcome is not what you expected.
- Travel more this month, even if you just take quick, mini weekend trips.
- Get out of the house more often because the stars are not aligned for hibernating. Busy is the theme of the month.
- Break up or change up your routine, especially if the routine feels stagnant and boring.
- Be more mindful of your driving behaviors as you could be more susceptible to accidents and mishaps.
- Take better care of your health and well-being so your mind and body are in excellent shape to handle whatever stress and discomfort may arise.
- If the clash is in your Day Pillar and you are in a relationship, be more patient and forgiving, and more gentle and clear in your communication and delivery. Creating healthy spaces or boundaries between you two is also ideal, so as not to exaggerate small quarrels into larger arguments.
You can read more about clash HERE.
Do you have the Rat in your Four Pillars? If so, this is called the Relationship Penalty. Be careful of your friendships and relationships with family members and loved ones (this depends on where the penalty appears in your chart), particularly if the Rat is in your Day Pillar. Enemies could rise up this month. Carry the pendant of the Dog.
Rat Years = 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008
Rat Month = December 7 – January 6
Rat Hour = 11pm to 1am local time
Schedule your BaZi so you can navigate the rest of the year with ease and success!
Flying Star Feng Shui
This month 1 takes the Center Palace (March 6 – April 5). Here is your monthly Feng Shui to-do:
Cure or Suppress Negative Stars:
- South Sector (3,5) = 6 metal rod wind chimes (Metal Element). This is a sensitive area because the 3,5 combination will aggravate 5 (Wood conquers Metal). Be careful if this is your bedroom, kitchen, garage entrance, or main door as this can also cause sickness, ailments, and worries.
- Northwest Sector (9,2) = 6 metal coins (Metal Element). Annual Star 9 is not useful this month because 9 (Fire Element) will activate and enhance the Sickness star (Earth). Be sure to have your March cure here particularly if this is your bedroom.
- West Sector (1,3) = Red Envelope (Fire Element). Annual Star 1 is also not useful this month because 1 (Water Element) will only increase the energy of 3 (Wood) – this is the energy responsible for Conflict and Robbery. Be sure to have your March cure especially if this is the main door of your house or office.
- Northeast Sector (2,4) = Red Envelope (Fire Element). If your mother and wife live together at home, be mindful of disharmony and/or conflict between these women.
- North Sector (4,6) = 3 Bamboos (Wood Element). The 4,6 combination is responsible for conjuring heavy (or stale) energy. If it is your work space or home office, be mindful that you may feel under pressure or stressful this month.
- Southwest Sector (5,7) = 3 Bamboos (Wood Element). This sector is the most sensitive area this year with Annual Star 5. Annual Star 5 (Earth Element) will enhance Month Star 7 (Metal Element), which could prompt negative attention such as scandal or controversy.
Note: You can click on the links related to cure items above to learn more.
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