Wood Ox month, Wood Horse year.
January 6th 20:07pm.
Now, in the Ox month, human beings having stuffed ourselves either side of the solstice, are designed to lurk in our caves awaiting the spring. For many Masters the Year of the Wood Horse is already here and some are on the watch for the so-called self-clash for Horses. Many would take the recent misfortune of Wood Horse Angela Merkel as evidence. Grand Master Raymond Lo has been facebooking on the subject only this week. His analysis is typically nuanced; Ms Merkel’s mishap is as much to do with her month and day as her year animal, he suggests. I’d say it has much to do with a certain pre-occupation also. Not much time on her hands, I wouldn’t have thought.
Two points to consider perhaps:
1. We’re all so much more than any astrological definition.
2. Information about avoidable events like self-clashes is best used to stay conscious rather than fatalistic. It’s a big year, challenging and essentially positive for Horses and indeed other animals. But stay awake, huh? (Read your Animal Fortune for 2014)
The Ox month Animal by Animal.
The Ox brings power to the elbow of Ox, Snake and Rooster.
And to the Rat. Although Rat’s good fortune depends on following instruction; the Ox month has this kind of effect, especially in a Horse year.
It’s a great month for Dragons; the Ox holds the Noble Helper Star (helpful to all, all year and especially to the Dragon right now) and what is called Dragon Virtue, that is to say prestige.
Monkey’s agility of mind is sharpest this month.
The Pig is in preparation mode while the Horse – need I say? – can be accident-prone.
The Rooster too but the Rooster has a pretty clear road ahead if (s)he will simply keep his/her eyes on the road.
As for the various Oxen: birth in the Ox hour (1-3am) implies an ability to see the paths that lead into the various possible futures; in the Ox month a tendency to dominate at work; on the Ox day the deepest sensitivity.
Tigers generally known for patience and vision, may feel a little weary for now. The Rabbit wants to be home while many Sheep toy with not belonging – not a lasting worry – and the Dog may be recovering from an emotional shock.
Where to do what, when and why.
This month’s lo shu is a 9, to do with planning and the future. Which is handy in this down time between the achievement of last year and the promise of this, the Year of the Horse in the Clouds. Bring your head back down to Earth gently, maybe. If you can, locate yourself North East especially at the beginning of the day.
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Richard Ashworth©, early in the month of the Wood Ox, Jan 2014.
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