The energy for January started at 17:16pm, 5th of January as we move into the Metal Ox.
A reminder that the energy for the new year of 2022, doesn’t come into effect until 4th February 2022 according to Chinese Astrology. So when we look at what is occurring for January, we are essentially still in the energy of 2021.
Simply stated, one of the main factors for this month is that; January has the same elements (pillar) as the whole year of 2021.
Geez, really? Still? I hear you ask…
This is what’s known as Fu Yin, meaning; the energy is doubled up. Which can bring an intensity of good and challenging energies. It’s almost like the last Hooray for 2021. Therefore, you may be feeling like it’s deja vu for 2022. But fear not, the Year of the Tiger will be different and hopeful, but you’ll have to wait for my annual Chinese Astrology breakdown workshop to find out more.
For this month, we are in the element of the Metal Ox, in the year of the Metal Ox. (we haven’t reached the Tiger yet)
What does this mean for you?
You may want to reflect upon the main themes you experienced for 2021. What were your challenges and achievements? What did you do to make things work?
But more importantly, don’t be afraid of the challenges as you got through 2021, after all. You may be exhausted, deflated or over it, but you made it. And that’s to be celebrated.
However, even though we are in Fu Yin energy, it feels all very smoke and mirrors-y. The challenges are real, but it seems like an illusion. It may come in quick and fast, but won’t last very long.
Mainly,it may enhance stagnation on some level.
Xin (Yin Metal) dominates the chart this month as it’s strengthened and supported by the Earth element of the Ox and shows up time and time again in the full Bazi chart for this month.
Xin can be quite unassuming as it’s energy takes on delicate forms, like jewellery and fine features, but all may not be as it seems. Take a closer look. Xin may also be holding a dagger.
The Yin Metal is sharp and quick. So quick you may not see this energy coming. It may feel like being stabbed in the back and an over reactive response to situations. This over reaction is to grab your attention more so than any real genuine veracity.
Though on the positive side, Xin stands by her values and self worth. And so she’s asking (or even forcing) you to align and commit to your true beliefs and integrity. She governs law, justice and has the ability to cut through the crap to get to the truth. And you will have the voice and strength to speak up! It’s needed right now.
So you may feel the pull to go within, to retreat from the world, but this is in order to transform and gain strength for future changes. When you do withdraw, it’s with purpose and focus. This is where you can sew the seeds for new beginnings.
There may be a strong sense of grief or loss this month. Please go easy on yourself and don’t try and rush things. I know sometimes, when things get intense, it can be all encompassing, but I know that good things are on the horizon and hope is only a hop, skip and jump away.
Ritual, routine and meditation is super important for January. This will help steer you through the Fu Yin and double dose of same-sameness of 2021. It shall pass.
The Earth Ox is giving her strength to Xin (Yin Metal) and providing a solid ground in which to stay strong. There’s a real sense of stability, though it’s hidden under all that is happening on the surface and externally from you. The Ox is there. She’s reliable, loyal and committed to unity. She’s there, whispering to you through all the chaos, clashes and jibba jabba, you have the endurance and adaptability to make it.
She asks for you to speak with grace and approach matters for the end result of harmony. It’s time to be flexible in your resolves, and give a little so that it counter balances some of the harshness of January.
She has the ability to carry on, with quiet guidance and the nurturing of any great mother.
The Ox is resilient.
And she is not external from you. The fact that she is here means that she is part of you. She resides within you and she creates a deep sense of calm foundations. Tap into her. Allow her to fill your bones with strength and structure to carry you forward.
On a global scale, there maybe a strong push for more vaccines this month. Xin represents small sharp metal objects and the Earth symbolises the physical body. And being a Fu Yin month, this occurrence maybe turned up a notch or two.
There is little Water element for this month, which is a relief, as the previous strong water element had fuelled the fear and virus. Now that this has calmed down, even though still present, hidden in the Earth, it feels like we may be able to retract from the external fear and strengthen the physical body.
What you can do to navigate January
The Fire element is still not really present and it’s actually a very important element to use for you to tip the balance in your favour.
Fire also has the ability to melt the Metal element (which may be super intense), shape it and use it as a tool, or transform it into something else.
So, when you are feeling loss and grief, respiratory ailments, being under attacked or overwhelmed with ‘what the fq is going on’ feelings, bringing in the Fire element can assist.
Some Fire element activities are:
- Simply soaking in the sun. Ensure the sun is beaming onto your back. Your back is like a solar panel and having the sun warm your back may bring warmth to your organs and Qi.
- Dance like a flame.
- Sitting by a fire
- Being compassionate
- Speaking from the heart
- Moxa, especially your Lung points and Stomach 36. (please consult your acupuncturist)
- Taking CoQ10 is recommended for heart health (consult your health practitioner)
- Mostly, move your body and stay active. Gentle exercise and laughter!
The monthly Flying Stars
The 3 Star is in the Tai Ji this month and which means your family’s health and wellbeing is in focus. Whenever we look at the Tai Ji and it’s corresponding Flying Star it means that it’s busy. It’s trying to be everything to all people and the ripple effect of that permeates through every aspect of your life. So understanding this, means that any plans or endeavours you have, you may be factoring in and questioning; how will this impact my family?
You may also have a stream of ideas and innovations in which your problem solving skills are in fast drive. Follow your ideas and create projects as they can will have a positive impact on your life.
Your eldest son may also be in focus this month. It means you may need to just be extra focused on his needs and wellbeing as he may feel a little more tired than usual, or busy busy.
Challenges this month may be around creating abundance for yourself, or even being able to see the good in things. It’s a funny kinda energy in regards to this aspect of your life. Almost a little paranormal, paranoid or toxic. This is because the combination of the worse stars are combined in this sector of your life. So it’s indicating that it’s important to keep positive, try not to get caught up in the weirdness of ‘it all’ and become jaded regarding your perception of the world.
The best option is to acknowledge this, for this month. Make a mental note that there may be a warp in perception in regards to whether life is ‘not all it’s cracked up to be’. And know that when you bring in love and gratitude, it has the ability to transform this energy.
Also ensure that your eldest daughter is supported for January. Her health may need some extra tending and give her extra hugs and space to talk through her perceptions. Bolster her positives and allow her time to process.
Your sense of fun may also take a hit, and so make sure you aren’t taking everything so seriously! If you feel like you are in a slump, then it’s time to turn up the music and dance. Watching comedies and playing is just as important than your physical health.
The head female of your home is really supported this month. Even though it seems like there’s a lot on your plate, you have really supportive energy for January. And January seems to be a time where you’re able to nurture your relationships, inside your home and extended relationships outside your home.
This is a time where love, friendship and connection is strong and successful.
Time spent in meaningful connections are important and this could also link in with business partnerships.
Your career is in focus and you can make good headway in January. What with all the ideas you’re generating you’ll be able to integrate these into strategic business moves to create more financial stability. Go you!
The bottom line for January is…
Stay focused, follow your ideas and be determined.
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I’m only in my infancy with this modality as it’s the most complicated of all Chinese Metaphysics.
January Qi Men overview
The situation with health is highlighted for January. There’s a lot of focus on respiratory ailments and how it’s affecting your progress on your projects due to global events.
You, personally, are ready to start and create but the timing may impact the outcome. Don’t see this as misfortune as the impact will generate positive outcomes, but you may not see them in January.
Any projects or ideas you do implement will be for future success and longterm outcomes as opposed to fast and quick returns. Stay the distance and it will pay off, as good fortune is indicated.
The Travel Horse is highlighted which indicates there’s lots of movement. This could mean you have travel plans, but it can also indicate moving house or location for work.
In regards to any situation you maybe in, there will be supportive people around you to assist. Don’t feel like you are all alone, there is help there if you need it, so ensure you reach out for help.
There is an air of the internal for this month as Heaven Yin is presiding over your circumstances. This means there’s an aspect that will remain hidden or maybe it’s best for you to remain silent with your knowledge for now.
You may also feel like taking refuge or moving only in the dark, which could be the best course of action. It’s also a call to make sure your mental health is supported. Try not to take in too much toxic or negative content. It’s time to observe, take note and keep to your values.
Have a fantastic January!
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