2023 CHINESE ZODIAC: ROOSTER

If you have the Rooster in your Bazi Chart, come 2023, it’s time to take on the Year Breaker role.

Since around 2019, the Rooster had been blessed with a run of positive stars. However, in this crucial Year Breaker period, unfortunately, there seems to be a lack of external support. Almost akin to a temporary feast-famine cycle. In other words, without external support, it’s up to you to create your opportunities in 2023.

ABOUT THE 2023 CHINESE ZODIAC SERIES

In creating this new series, I’ve endeavoured to shift your perspectives of the positive and negative stars. They are neither promises nor guarantees. Instead, these are tools given to you for 2023, and it’s up to you to choose which one works better for you. The results become more obvious when we match our actions to the effects.

And when we learn to use these stars, that is when life happens for you, instead of happening to you.

Therefore, this post will include descriptions of the effects of the stars, followed by some ideas (or suggestions, if you will), on how the stars can be used. Please note that critical thinking is required on your part. Because without looking at the full information from your unique Bazi Chart, the ideas cannot be customized and must be kept as broad as possible.

THE ROOSTER IN 2023

Rooster 2023

YEAR BREAKER

A Year Breaker is but a fancy name for a clash of energies affecting your Bazi Chart. A clash is very straight forward. It simply means, change! Often viewed as a negative, because from the traditional perspective, change is always unwelcome. A good life in the olden days, literally translates into a long and boring life.

But in today’s world, a Year Breaker brings power to propel us out of our plateau. Without change, there can be no growth.

A Year Breaker is only negative when we resist change. If you open yourself up to change, and learn to reframe your perspectives (think opportunities, not problems; think challenges, not obstacles) you may find that 2023 could be an exciting and fulfilling year.

Because this Rooster-Rabbit clash is clashing outwards (your Metal clashing out to the Wood), the good news is, there is some element of control which signifies that you still get to decide which aspects of your life needs changing.

But there are signs that maybe, you will face some internal resistance to change.

OBSTACLES, PRISON INMATES AND SKY SADNESS

Under the influence of the Obstacles star, you may be more easily influenced by the negativity out there. Somehow, you are more willing or susceptible to negativity which may start a downward spiral.

If you find yourself sucked in by the Obstacles star, the Prison Inmates may also be activated. This star describes a feeling of entrapment, of feeling physically, mentally or even emotionally trapped. And that is when the Sky Sadness (representing depression and other emotional issues), comes along to join the pity-party.

Together, the Obstacles, Prison Inmates and Sky Sadness stars combine to form the sunk-cost fallacy. More on this later.

GREAT CONSUMER

The Year Breaker comes hand in hand with its twin, the Great Consumer. It represents an increase in expenses. If the Year Breaker represents problems, then the Great Consumer is the opportunity to use money to resolve those problems. Therefore, it is always best to keep some budget aside for contingencies.

But where could this money possibly be needed? There are some clues.

CALAMITY SHA

The Calamity Sha is a disaster star. It could mean that you somehow find yourself trapped in a disaster area such as floods, earthquakes, volcano eruptions, etc! It could also mean potential damages to your property or home. Therefore, as you begin the year, why not take the trouble to inspect your home for any damages that you can repair immediately. Since the Calamity Sha is in the Rooster, prioritize areas in the West sector of your house.

SALTY POOL

The other way that money could flow out? Salty Pool – the star of instant gratification which translates to money flowing out due to impulse purchases.

However, there is some good news here. The Salty Pool is actually a type of Peach Blossom star. It’s often viewed also as a negative due to its connotations of unbridled lusts or desires. If you are able to control the effects of the Salty Pool, it can act like a Peach Blossom star, and increase your desirability and likability.

JADE HALL AND MONTH EMPTINESS

But is there support? Yes! The Jade Hall signifies that something you own, be it a material thing, asset, investment, knowledge, skill, talent, anything really… has increased in value.

Perhaps more importantly, you also have the support of the Month Emptiness. This is a rather neutral star. What it does is that it connects us to the universal energy. It is, in fact, a wish-fulfilling star. Its presence is asking you to connect to your inner self or higher self.

But why would I describe a wish-fulfilling star as neutral? Shouldn’t they be good? It depends! When given the chance for your thoughts to manifest your reality, it’s only a good thing when you are positive thinker! Negative thinkers will find the reality manifested is as unpleasant as they expected!

WHERE IS YOUR ROOSTER?

 YEAR PILLAR

Rooster 2023

A clash to the Year Pillar is quite easy to deal with. List down all the energy vampires, takers, whiners, and complainers in your friend list… and delete, block, unfollow!

MONTH PILLAR

Rooster 2023

What if the Rooster is your Month Pillar that represents your career and business? Look for certain parts of your job or business that is now redundant and keeping you tied down. 2023 may be the time to divest and prioritize more time on your core skills or core business.

DAY PILLAR

Rooster 2023

Because the Day Pillar represents our close relationships, certain parts of your lifestyle or household routine can be changed for the better. A second honeymoon, anyone?

HOUR PILLAR

Rooster 2023

Rooster in the Hour Pillar which governs our children, employees, investments, ideas or ideals. In terms of employees, your staff could be getting comfortable in their roles and getting set in their ways. Perhaps it’s time for a reshuffle to challenge everyone to take on new growth.

ROOSTER 2023: SUGGESTED CAREER CHECKLIST

The first rule of the Year Breaker, be willing to drop the redundant roles. Remember the sunk-cost fallacy? Sometimes, we cling on to roles that are no longer serving our career growth. Often, we do this for no other reason apart from the fact that we’ve been doing that for years. Perhaps you have outgrown them? Is it time to pass it to someone more junior?

Secondly, of course, please budget for contingencies. If you feel that you can do so, consider allocating some funds to invest in yourself! Maybe it’s time to acquire a different or new skill?

Thirdly, beware the sunk-cost fallacy that could be keeping you tied to a miserable job. It’s up to you if you want to change jobs this year, but at least start taking steps towards changing your perspective of your career.

Finally, with the Jade Hall, identify your super skill. When negotiating for an increment or promotion, this is your leverage!

ROOSTER 2023: SUGGESTED BUSINESS CHECKLIST

For the Business owners, let’s start by looking into the sunk cost fallacy. What is no longer serving your business? Are they projects? Divisions? Clients? Products? Services?

Next, something has grown in value. Your job is to identify what that something is. It could be physical assets such as property that is owned by your business. Their value has matured and this may be the time to divest and keep your cash flow healthy?

Thirdly, with the Year Breaker, be willing to pivot your product or service.

And finally, with the Great Consumer, Calamity Sha and Salty Pool, please keep an eye on your cash flow and stay liquid for any contingencies.

THE ROOSTER 2023 IN A NUTSHELL

When this collection of stars are seen as a whole, they are encouraging a sense of detachment. Mind you, every practitioner will have different interpretations because we all have different perspectives. While the core effects of the stars remain the same, every one of us will have a different view of how to use these stars. To me, they spell detachment.

With attachment, change can be very painful. But here’s the thing, you become very powerful, when you learn to detach. Because in that detachment comes objectivity and rationality. Am I asking you to intellectualize your feelings? Yes, a little! For 2023 at least, for the Rooster, there needs to be a rather zen-like approach to life.

ABOUT ME

It’s been a long article, hasn’t it? If you’ve gotten this far, thank you!

A little about me. My name is Paulynne Cheng and I am a Bazi and Feng Shui practitioner with a bias for career and business development. Mind you, I’m not a business guru or some such. My role, is to interpret the energies of your Bazi Chart and the corresponding 2023 energies for you. To help you identify potential opportunities and possible threats, depending on your goal for 2023.

Should we meet for an onward conversation, my goal is to help you align your actions, not just to the effects of the stars, but also to the flow of energies in your unique Bazi Chart.

When we do that, you really go with the flow and things become easier because you are no longer fighting the energies, but using the energies.

GET YOUR FULL 2023 ANALYSIS

Now, remember! The Annual Auxiliary Stars make up only about 20% of your Year. To understand and create strategies for a successful year ahead, hit me up for a personal consult. Let’s co-create your strategy together and make 2023 your best year yet!

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HACK MY 2023

It’s that time of the year again when the New Year Resolution looms. In 2023, what goals are you looking to achieve? Have you created an actual plan to turn your New Year Resolution into reality? Myself, Jonath Lee and Shamaine Ho (the Talk3Talk4 trio), are proud to present again, our annual workshop – Hack My 2023.

I know you have questions…

WHAT IS HACK MY 2023?

Hack My 2023

Hack My 2023 is a one-off annual workshop where we give you the tools, the cheatsheets, and the related information from Bazi, Qimendunjia, and Feng Shui to create a detailed action plan to turn dreams into reality.

It’s akin to getting a Bazi Consult, but in this case, you learn to self-diagnose. Give us 5 hours of your time, and we give you the shortcuts you need to apply the same methodology for, not just 2023, but also the coming years.

IS HACK MY 2023 A BAZI COURSE?

Hack My 2023

No, it’s not designed to turn you into a Bazi Consultant overnight. In fact, it would be crazy to think that we can teach a Bazi Course within 5 hours. What it is, is a workshop that helps you extract relevant information from your Bazi and Qimen charts. This is why the workshop comes packed with detailed cheatsheets.

WHAT WILL I STAND TO GAIN FROM HACK MY 2023?

Hack My 2023 is designed to be a zero-to-user workshop.

Here’s what you stand to gain:

➡️  Discover what has already been given to you

➡️  Discover the dynamics of 2023 and how it affects you specifically

➡️  Discover your strengths and opportunities to craft your strategy to make 2023 your best year ever

➡️  Discover your theme for 2023

➡️  Find out if there are any actions that MUST be undertaken in the coming year

➡️  Fine tune your plan for 2023

➡️  Find out what you can maximize

➡️  And most importantly, a detailed monthly planner that pulls together Bazi, Qi Men Dun Jia and Feng Shui to align Heaven, Earth, and Man for you.

Hack My 2023

WILL I BE REQUIRED TO SIGN UP FOR MORE COURSES AFTER THIS?

Not at all! As mentioned, Hack My 2023 is a one-off event. There will be no upsell or cross-sell. Our goal is to help you use your Bazi Chart (primarily) to create a final action plan for 2023.

I’M KEEN, WHAT DO I DO NEXT?

Sign up now: https://esa.my/HACKMY2023

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2023 CHINESE ZODIAC: MONKEY

The Monkey in 2023 may not have a whole boat-load of stars, but the good news is, they are all still imminently usable! But before we get any further, how was your Year Breaker in 2022? I hope the changes you made had brought you satisfactory growth. Because with 2023 looming, it’s time to take things to the next level!

ABOUT THE 2023 CHINESE ZODIAC SERIES

In creating this new series, I’ve endeavoured to shift your perspectives of the positive and negative stars. They are neither promises nor guarantees. Instead, these are tools given to you for 2023, and it’s up to you to choose which one works better for you. The results become more obvious when we match our actions to the effects.

And when we learn to use these stars, that is when life happens for you, instead of happening to you.

Therefore, this post will include descriptions of the effects of the stars, followed by some ideas (or suggestions, if you will), on how the stars can be used. Please note that critical thinking is required on your part. Because without looking at the full information from your unique Bazi Chart, the ideas cannot be customized and must be kept as broad as possible.

MONKEY 2023: CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Monkey 2023

A Year Breaker in 2022 may mean that your job scope has changed in some ways. For some people, it may mean changing your job, for some a change in job scope, for some a promotion, for others who may want to slow down, could be a reduction in responsibilities – it all depends on your objectives and goals at that particular time.

If you work for a large multi-national corporation, the Heavenly Horse may signify opportunity to work with other divisions or colleagues from other countries. Or, if you work in a smaller organization, it could mean that you now have the opportunity to take on some responsibilities that are new and unfamiliar to you. Perhaps those new responsibilities, because this is the Heavenly Horse, could involve more travel or more contact with a different segment of the market. Example: perhaps you are an Engineer. In 2022, you transited to become a Sales Engineer. So now you have two portfolios. You need to sell, and you need to deliver. This new Sales role may require you to travel more, attend more meetings – this now becomes an opportunity for career growth.

Now that you have created the chance to be exposed to a different type of customers, here comes the time to use the two problem-solving stars to identify opportunities in the market. What are the problems they face? How can you, and your organization, solve it? These two stars can also be good for research – because when we research, we are looking for problems to solve!

So now that you have taken on a new role, perhaps some investment in your personal presentation, how you dress and look, is required. Hence, the Lesser Consumer. Because this is a new pivot, keep your plans fluid for the Death Charm. Make time for family. Don’t get so busy working that you neglect your family’s well-being.

The Red Chamber is a star of likability. It’s short-term in nature, but that’s fine. What you could do, is perhaps open up several days in your calendar every month and use those time specifically to do demos or explain your services to potential customers!

But what about the Robbery Sha? In this instance, this could represent someone ‘stealing’ your ideas or even your sales lead. While sharing is caring, please be mindful not to share your secret sauce.

The goal here is to get you flying in your new role and what awaits? National Treasure! The opportunity to be recognized as a talent in your industry. Again… what are we positioning for? In 2024, promotion stars available.

MONKEY 2023: BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Monkey 2023

Regardless if you are own a large enterprise, or an SME, or you operate as a solopreneur. In 2022, changes happened. As difficult as those changes may have been, I hope it led to positive growth for you.

Now that you have pivoted, what now? It’s time to expand or enhance the reach of your product or service. The presence of the Heavenly Horse signifies the opportunity to reach a different market segment. This is not another pivot. This is a tweak. Example: if you are a Wood Day Master, perhaps you can apply your current process or system to a different market?

Next, engage the Earth Relief and Monthly Virtue to find new problems that your product or service can solve. What other type of consumers can use your product or service?

And this is where the Lesser Consumer comes in – investing into marketing campaigns to reach that new market. If money has to be spent, if expenses have to be incurred, spend it wisely!

The Death Charm in your case as a business owner, is a reminder to keep an eye on your cash flow. To stay liquid so that you have the flexibility to respond to changing business environments.

For the business owners, the presence of the Robbery Sha and Red Chamber seems to suggest that it would be better to do this alone instead of partnering up with people. But there’s a better way to use them individually!

The presence of the Robbery Sha may mean that, from your perspective, a lot of new copycat competitors have entered the market. In other words, the barriers of entry into your market has been lowered. But wait a second… what’s the fastest way to enter a new market? Robbery Sha! You model from the existing players in the market and you spot their gap! What about the Red Chamber? You create a line of products or services that can be a one-off use or relationship. That means, your business relationship with your clients is not a long-term relationship. Therefore, your Lesser Consumer marketing dollars is spent to create a constant stream of new customers as opposed to returning customers.

How then to use National Treasure for the business owner? Encourage testimonials and feedback! Offer a small discount for consumer feedback which you can then re-use in your marketing. What are we positioning for? We want to be a market leader in your particular segment come 2024! See?

THE MONKEY 2023 IN A NUTSHELL

Monkey 2023

The presence of both the Robbery Sha and Red Chamber can indicate the possibility of scams! Depending on where the Monkey is in your Chart, it could be job scams or love scams. There’s an old proverb that says, “Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts”. This refers to the story of the Trojan Horse! So do be alert. If something sounds too good to be true…

So it seems like the Monkey is all geared up for more adventures in 2023! But where are these adventures waiting to happen? To find out, we need to know where is your Monkey?

WHERE IS YOUR MONKEY?

YEAR PILLAR

Since there is a chance to reach to a different market segment through the Heavenly Horse, business owners could consider investing some money into content marketing if you have the Monkey in your Year Pillar. As the first contact between us and the world at large, the Year Pillar can be regarded as our ‘advertising’ pillar. Therefore, this new investment could be geared towards generating a different type of content that is calculated to appeal to a different market segment.

For Career Professionals, you could volunteer some of your time to do knowledge sharing, run workshops, or even conduct internal training within your own industry. Sharing our knowledge or expertise is one way to engage the National Treasure which is all about becoming recognized as a talent in our field.

Alternatively, this can also mean that you may have the opportunity to meet and connect with talented high flyers, provided you take the opportunity to network and build relationships with them. People whom you can observe, and perhaps even model their systems and how they operate.

MONTH PILLAR

For business owners, if the Monkey governs your Month Pillar, you may notice an influx of competitors into your market. Now is the time to stay ahead of the game by identifying new problems to solve and investing some marketing budget into creating new demand for your product or service.

If you prefer to be pro-active, you could make the first move by expanding the reach of your product or service.

For the career professionals, using these positive stars will also require pro-active problem solving. Again, I would not elaborate too much here as I’ve gone into detail in the Career Development segment.

DAY PILLAR

If you are single and looking, and you have the Monkey in your Day Pillar, do be alert for love scams. Of course, this is not a prohibition against dating. It’s just a caution to trust your instincts. If something doesn’t feel right…

Apart from that, will there be opportunities to meet new people? Yes! The Red Chamber is a star of likability. Use it to create more diversity in your personal circle, go out and meet new people, have fun! But always, make sure to protect yourself and stay safe.

If you want to use these stars for your career growth, personal likability has increased! Allow yourself to voice out more often, contribute more solutions.

For those who are in permanent relationships, use the problem-solving stars to resolve ongoing issues. Don’t allows problems room to fester in the relationship. When things are not resolved, especially in a marriage, and there is this ningling sense of dissatisfaction, it can morph into suspicions.

HOUR PILLAR

If the Monkey governs your Hour, be aware of investment schemes and money games. For Business Owners, this could mean that someone on your staff has the capacity and potential to help you increase the reach of your business. You may want to consider investing into that person’s training.

The Hour pillar can also govern our side gigs or side hustles. Let’s use the Robbery Sha here! What is the one thing you can give away or sell, that never leaves you? Your knowledge! Therefore, consider creating and developing some online courses to take advantage of both the Robbery Sha and the Heavenly Horse.

ABOUT ME

It’s been a long article, hasn’t it? If you’ve gotten this far, thank you!

A little about me. My name is Paulynne Cheng and I am a Bazi and Feng Shui practitioner with a bias for career and business development. Mind you, I’m not a business guru or some such. My role, is to interpret the energies of your Bazi Chart and the corresponding 2023 energies for you. To help you identify potential opportunities and possible threats, depending on your goal for 2023.

Should we meet for an onward conversation, my goal is to help you align your actions, not just to the effects of the stars, but also to the flow of energies in your unique Bazi Chart.

When we do that, you really go with the flow and things become easier because you are no longer fighting the energies, but using the energies.

GET YOUR FULL 2023 ANALYSIS

Now, remember! The Annual Auxiliary Stars make up only about 20% of your Year. To understand and create strategies for a successful year ahead, hit me up for a personal consult. Let’s co-create your strategy together and make 2023 your best year yet!

CONNECT WITH ME

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2023 CHINESE ZODIAC: GOAT

Come 2023, the Goat is really the G.O.A.T – Greatest of all time – especially for the career professionals. And to really use the positive stars? Group collaboration (not partnership!) will be the key!

ABOUT THE 2023 CHINESE ZODIAC SERIES

In creating this new series, I’ve endeavoured to shift your perspectives of the positive and negative stars. They are neither promises nor guarantees. Instead, these are tools given to you for 2023, and it’s up to you to choose which one works better for you. The results become more obvious when we match our actions to the effects.

And when we learn to use these stars, that is when life happens for you, instead of happening to you.

Therefore, this post will include descriptions of the effects of the stars, followed by some ideas (or suggestions, if you will), on how the stars can be used. Please note that critical thinking is required on your part. Because without looking at the full information from your unique Bazi Chart, the ideas cannot be customized and must be kept as broad as possible.

GOAT: 2022 RECAP

Of the positive stars in 2022, the National Treasure would have a little more weightage as it signifies the opportunity to be recognized as a talent in our respective fields. There was also the Sky Happiness which represented networking opportunities. But let’s be honest here, how many of us really enjoy networking?

But networking or no… somehow, your contribution has been recognized. Who knows? Maybe you even won an award? People are now aware of your capabilities. So what next?

THE GOAT IN 2023

Goat 2023

THREE STAGES

2023 brings the ultimate of the promotion stars – the Three Stages. It’s akin to步步高陞 (literal translation: upward mobility with every step). The Three Stages may manifest as an offer to take on more responsibilities, or can represent the opportunity to contribute more. Either way we look at it, that’s what a promotion really is!

EIGHT SEATS

This promotion brought about by the Three Stages should ideally give access to the Eight Seats – access to be a part of the decision-makers. Put these two together, and it could either be the opportunity to join something like a Board of Directors, or a top management team, or in some really large organizations, a think-tank that reports solely to the President to help him or her with the decision-making process.

But please, do not assume this promotion or invitation comes automatically. Some action on your part is required. At the very minimum, there is a need to signal your readiness as well as an indication of what you bring to the table and what you offer.

FLYING BLADE

But what could disrupt the process? Well, there is always a possibility that your rise in the ranks may incur envy and gossip. This is the meaning of the Flying Blade. Rumours and gossip swirling around you. These gossips need not be about us. The Flying Blade represents a caution to not launch the first blade, to not get involved with the gossips and rumours.

FIVE GHOST

The more serious, would be the Five Ghost which represents suspicion and fear. This would be a natural outcome of the Flying Blade. Suddenly, people you thought were your friends are now saying mean things about you. It makes one distrustful, or even worse if it causes a loss of self confidence.

YELLOW FLAG

Focus on the work at hand. The influence of the Yellow Flag causes anxiety and depression. Who wouldn’t be anxious if constantly surrounded by ‘flying blades’? If you find yourself in a toxic environment, you may want to consider documenting everything. Had a conversation with someone? Follow up with an email to ensure that all parties are on the same page. This is a self protective measure to avoid becoming a scapegoat for the Flying Blade.

BLOOD KNIFE

The Blood Knife is more health-related, and typically points at the possibility of bloodshed such as perhaps a minor surgery. But note that it just points to a possibility. If you are careful while handling knives and sharp objects, or when you are driving, then who’s to say it has to happen?

RELIEF GOD AND SKY RELIEF

But now comes the all-important question. On the one hand, we have an opportunity for a promotion. Yet on the other hand, we are faced with naysayers and detractors. So it seems we will need some external support. This comes in the form of two problem-solving stars – the Relief God and Sky Relief.

To activate both the problem solving stars require the appropriate action to complement their effects. In other words, keep your attention tightly on solving the underlying problems instead of getting enmeshed in the politics.

ELEGANT SEAL

The Elegant Seal is a powerful star that influences our creativity and ability to think out of the box. It’s the star of the artiste and levels up our strategizing capabilities. It also represents the intellectual capacity to master a new skill, an ultimate skill, that would take your career or business to the next level. To use this star effectively requires concerted effort to upskill or to focus your attention at the strategic level.

INSTABILITY

With the two problem-solving stars supported by the Elegant Seal, what types of problems could we possibly be asked to solve? The Instability star holds a clue! As its name implies, Instability brings volatility. It could be volatile economic problems. It could also be fluctuating sales cycles? Any one who can solve these problems in any organization, would absolutely deserve to be a part of the management team.

LITIGATION AND YEAR CHARM

Alternatively, you could be called to resolve problems relating to documentation, compliance or customer satisfaction. This is signified by the presence of Litigation and Year Charm, both of whom imply legal issues resulting from disputes.

FLYING CHARM

The Flying Charm is also of a legal nature. In this case, it denotes penalties and fines. Therefore, please be reminded to keep your documentation in proper order and ensure that everything is above board. On a personal level, with the Flying Charm coming into the Goat in 2023, it is imperative to keep our tax returns properly filed.

THE GOAT 2023 IN A NUTSHELL

For the Goat, 2023 is a year to level up! Get that ultimate skill. Log into problem-solving mode! Have faith in yourself. Be open to working with the decision-makers and focus on contributing value. As for the naysayers represented by the Flying Blade? Ignore!

WHERE IS YOUR GOAT?

YEAR PILLAR

Goat 2023

If the Goat is in your Year, you may have the opportunity to meet with two types of people in 2023. One group radiates optimism, while the other is petty, quarrelsome, and mean-spirited. Choose your friends wisely.

This can also mean that, within your industry or community at large, an opportunity has opened up where you can have a voice in how the industry or community is run! This applies for both the career professional as well as the business owners. For example, is the industry’s growth hampered because the key players are constantly trying to undercut or undermine each other? Do you foresee any problems caused by this situation? Do you have an idea on how you can resolve or sidestep these issues?

MONTH PILLAR

Goat 2023

If the Goat is in your Month Pillar which governs your career and business, these stars can amp up your level of ambitions. Suddenly, the Goat feels extra ambitious in 2023 – willing to take the pain of acquiring that ultimate skill, willing to put in the extra hours to attend meetings and resolve problems.

For the career professionals, this would be the best time to volunteer to lead a special project at work. This is best applied if you work for a large multi-national organization where you collaborate with colleagues from other divisions or countries.

For the business owners, create opportunities where you can either cross-sell or collaborate with a bigger brand. Or, you could position yourself to be an advisor perhaps for another organization.

DAY PILLAR

Goat 2023

What if you have the Goat in your Day Pillar? If you are married, from your perspective, you feel that your spouse has been given a lot of career opportunities in 2023. If that’s the case, your role would be to encourage, uplift, inspire and motivate your spouse to make the most of these opportunities. Will there be fights? Maybe! Especially if the level of ambition is one-sided.

What if you want to use these stars for yourself? Many charitable organizations are helmed by people of influence. If you choose the charity wisely and volunteer to become a committee member of certain charity boards, you can access plenty of decision makers. So you could consider picking a cause that is close to your heart and volunteer your time and expertise. As you give, so you receive.

HOUR PILLAR

Goat 2023

For the Managers and Business Owners, if you have the Goat in your Hour pillar, then someone among your staff, is ready to be groomed for a bigger role. Therefore, succession planning may be a good way to use these stars. Of course, that person must display the right aptitude and attitude. It’s an opportunity to revitalize your business by adding in the opinions of the younger generation. As for the negative stars, be aware that you may face an uptick in petty bickering, claims of nepotism and favouritism.

How about using it for ourselves? With the Elegant Seal and the enhanced capacity to master a new skill, the answer is obvious – upskill!

GOAT 2023: SUGGESTED BUSINESS CHECKLIST

For business owners, here’s a simple 4-step checklist to use all the stars in the Goat for your business development efforts in 2023:

  1. Look out for opportunities to collaborate or cross-sell with the industry leader
  2. Are you in a business where there is a lot of petty gossip and talk? Rise above the pettiness by…
  3. Create a clear differentiation for your product or service
  4. Above all, do keep your documentations in order

GOAT 2023: SUGGESTED CAREER CHECKLIST

For the career professionals, here’s a simple 4-step checklist to use all the stars in the Goat for your career development efforts in 2023:

  1. Volunteer for turnkey projects
  2. Stay out of the office politics
  3. Identify your area of expertise
  4. Be careful with the fine print

ABOUT ME

It’s been a long article, hasn’t it? If you’ve gotten this far, thank you!

A little about me. My name is Paulynne Cheng and I am a Bazi and Feng Shui practitioner with a bias for career and business development. Mind you, I’m not a business guru or some such. My role, is to interpret the energies of your Bazi Chart and the corresponding 2023 energies for you. To help you identify potential opportunities and possible threats, depending on your goal for 2023.

Should we meet for an onward conversation, my goal is to help you align your actions, not just to the effects of the stars, but also to the flow of energies in your unique Bazi Chart.

When we do that, you really go with the flow and things become easier because you are no longer fighting the energies, but using the energies.

GET YOUR FULL 2023 ANALYSIS

Now, remember! The Annual Auxiliary Stars make up only about 20% of your Year. To understand and create strategies for a successful year ahead, hit me up for a personal consult. Let’s co-create your strategy together and make 2023 your best year yet!

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A QIMEN DEITY A DAY

Of late, I noticed a lot of traffic into my little blog specifically looking for information regarding the 10 Qimen Deities. I know this is because the JY Mastery Academy has recently been launched (which is a great programme, by the way)… and I’m more than pleased if my writings can shed some insight in any way. I’d like to share a fun idea to quickly get connected with the deities. I call it… A Qimen Deity A Day.

Basically, this idea revolves around the premise of ‘if you don’t use it, you lose it’. So if this idea resonates with you, I think it will add some fun and variety into your day while at the same time, deepening your connection with the 10 Deities or frequencies.

Before We Go Any Further, I Am Talking About Your Subconscious

For the benefit of those who may not have been exposed to QMDJ, allow me a couple of sentences to explain. Qi Men Dun Jia is the Art of War. It is a tool designed for strategy and tactics (forecasting and execution). However, there is a spiritual side to Qi Men Dun Jia which believes that we are, each of us, naturally connected to one of ten universal energies.

The ten QMDJ deities are basically ten different manifestations of the universal energy. They are neither demons nor angels. Like all energy forms, they are neutral. In fact, the act of connecting to the ‘deities’ is actually tuning our own energy into that particular frequency. It is yours to command. It doesn’t rule you.

A Qimen Deity A Day

This is not a challenge. Merely a suggestion or idea to share with everyone. If you find it beneficial, feel free to practice this as long as you want… forever, even!

Step 1: You can do this either first thing in the morning as you prepare to start your day, or last thing at night to prime your subconscious mind for the next day’s task. Either way, find a quiet spot where you can review your day and maybe do a brain dump for the next day’s task.

Step 2: Plot the Qimen Day Chart. If you cannot access the Day Chart, then just use the Hourly Chart.

Step 3: In the Day or Hour Chart, find out which deity is in your Destiny Palace. In the example below, I’ve used the Hour Chart readily available at: https://qmatools.masteryacademy.com/Account/Login.aspx

Also in the example, the Destiny Palace is located in the East. Note that the 9 Earth is in the East at the time of plotting.

Example: Using the Hour Chart

Step 4: Issue a command that aligns with the abilities of each Deity (suggestions in the next segment)

Step 5: As you go about your day, make the conscious efforts to also align your thoughts or actions to what you have commanded. This conscious effort during the day is how you can get more connected to each frequency.

Ideas And Suggestions

DEITYCOMMANDSUGGESTED CORRESPONDING ACTION
CHIEFAsk for positive energy for yourself and everyone around you.Make the conscious effort to radiate positive energy throughout the day.
9 HEAVENSCommand for the one thing to happen that will bring your envisioned future one step closer to you.Make time to create a vision board.
9 EARTHCommand for access to resources throughout the day.Make the conscious effort to be resourceful.
MOONCommand for knowledge or information that will solve an immediate problem.Pay close attention to the information that comes to you throughout the day. Be aware of the type of information you are receiving.
6 HARMONYCommand that every person who crosses your path that day is a nobleman to you.Get curious about people. Make the effort to establish a connection with them.
BLACK TORTOISECommand for the power to understand the motivations of the people around you.Make the conscious effort to practice deep listening for one day. Listen for understanding, not to formulate a response.
WHITE TIGERCommand for energy, motivation and deep focus.Set time aside to tackle the tough tasks.
RED PHOENIXCommand for the power of speech.Make the conscious effort to change negative words (like problems) into positive words (like opportunity).
SURGING SNAKECommand to enhance your observational skills.Practice being present and practice being observant in everything you do.
GRAPPLING HOOKCommand to infuse every small win of the day into your memory.Pay attention to the small wins. How it feels, how it pans out. Ingrain those feelings into your memory.

Reminders

For beginners, do keep your commands small and within the realm of possibility. This is about stacking the small wins and gaining confidence as you progress.

Also, be specific! It’s like asking a friend to go to the coffee shop on your behalf, and neglecting to tell your friend if you prefer your coffee hot or cold!

And most of all, have fun in the process!

Plot your Qimen Destiny Chart

For those who have yet to discover their Destiny Palace, please plot your Qimen Destiny Chart with this free resource (registration required) https://qmatools.masteryacademy.com/Account/Login.aspx

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2023 CHINESE ZODIAC: HORSE

If you have the Horse in your Bazi Chart, 2023 could be the year to unleash your inner entrepreneur and play the role of the disruptor.

These days, we seem to use the term ‘entrepreneur’ and ‘business owner’ synonymously. But there’s a distinctive line between the two. People who bring their unique ideas to run a startup company are known as entrepreneurs. Business owners, on the other hand, start a business on an existing concept or idea. Business owners make their place in the market with their efforts and dedication, whereas entrepreneurs creates the market for their own business.

And for those of you with the Horse in your Bazi Charts, this may be the year you make the leap between the two!

ABOUT THE 2023 CHINESE ZODIAC SERIES

In creating this new series, I’ve endeavoured to shift your perspectives of the positive and negative stars. They are neither promises nor guarantees. Instead, these are tools given to you for 2023, and it’s up to you to choose which one works better for you. The results become more obvious when we match our actions to the effects.

And when we learn to use these stars, that is when life happens for you, instead of happening to you.

Therefore, this post will include descriptions of the effects of the stars, followed by some ideas (or suggestions, if you will), on how the stars can be used. Please note that critical thinking is required on your part. Because without looking at the full information from your unique Bazi Chart, the ideas cannot be customized and must be kept as broad as possible.

HORSE: 2022 RECAP

Your three top stars in 2022 were the General Star, Golden Lock, and Three Stages. These three, when acting together, gives you access to the movers, shakers and decision-makers.

However, having access is one thing. Building a mutually-beneficial relationship with these movers, shakers, and decision-makers are a whole different ballgame. This is where the energies of 2023 come into play.

THE HORSE IN 2023

Horse 2023

SKY HAPPINESS

At the most basic level, the Sky Happiness represents the existence of happy events. In the ancient days, these usually refer to landmark life events such as weddings, birth of children, those type of stuff. Today, the Sky Happiness points to the opportunities to be a part of parties and celebrations. But… we’re talking about using the stars, right?

So how about… instead of sitting home and waiting for invitations, with the Sky Happiness in your chart, why don’t we be the ones to organize the event and bring people together? This is what the Sky Happiness is great for – bringing people together in a joyful and harmonious environment. So remember all those new contacts that 2022 brought you? Why not create mini events to bring them together so that you can have the opportunity to nurture your relationship with them in a less stressful environment? That’s an idea!

MOON

Who we hang out with can literally change our outlook. If we spend time with these entrepreneurs, leaders and decision-makers, inevitably, this will give us the chance to develop our own ideas. This is where the Moon comes in. Apart from being a traditional nobleman star, the Moon has a specific benefit – it is the star of entrepreneurial ideas.

So now, we have both a network as well as the seed of a business idea. And by the way, it has been forecasted that come 2023, even more people will start their side gigs. This may be particularly so for the Horse because…

PIERCING ROPE

As I write this, economic pressure is mounting everywhere. With inflation going through the roof, the economy shrinking, many businesses will be looking for ways to tighten their belts and maybe even downsize. This is what the Piercing Rope represents – fear and insecurity brought on by external pressures. These could be political, economical, or social, or a myriad of other external factors.

HOOK SPIRIT AND GREAT ASSEMBLY

Triggered by the fear and insecurity, the next two negative stars are the ones to pay attention to. The Hook Spirit represents the unresolved problems from the past. It’s a little like an unclosed chapter begging for closure. The Great Assembly is like an endless infinity loop, like a broken gramophone. When these two come together, the influence they create is the tendency to play out negative memories, or project past failures… on a loop.

REST GOD

So, there is opportunity; and there is pressure. Your job, with the Rest God, is to keep physically and mentally fit. The Rest God acts by enhancing our physical and mental well-being. But it needs a little nudge. It doesn’t work on its own. Note that they didn’t call this the Lazy God? Using the Rest God requires the corresponding effort to keep ourselves in good shape. So go to the gym; prioritize taking walks in the morning; or maybe martial arts is your thing? Anything, really, that keeps you trim and fit!

Why is this so important? Ever noticed that all successful people have one thing in common? High energy levels! They don’t walk around sighing and moaning? They’re too busy. Once we manage to dial up our own physical energy, we will automatically sound more convincing when we talk, our minds become more agile, better focused, and we are able to accomplish more in a single day. In other words, maintaining our physical energy makes us better and more convincing leaders.

HEAVENLY OFFICER

Which takes us to the Heavenly Officer which represents the ability to garner support for your leadership skills. This nobleman star can be used in many different ways. For employees, it can bring promotion luck. It’s also good for academics, by the way. For business owners, this can mean a good reputation. Now, a good reputation by itself, may not be so useful? However, the Heavenly Officer means more than that. It means that our customers or our business partners become our noble people by putting their trust in us, and following our lead.

At the beginning of this post, I made a clear distinction between a business owner and an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs creates their own markets. Think of disruptor businesses like Uber or AirBnB. When they came up with that idea, it was revolutionary. They needed the trust from their customers (both drivers and users) to adapt to this new way of doing business.

So yes, Heavenly Officer can represent customers – customers who are willing to follow your lead. But to benefit from this star, you must always remember that we owe it to them to always give them our very best.

HORSE 2023: IN A NUTSHELL

Now when we put ALL these stars together, it tells a story. It says that, in the face of a volatile economy (Piercing Rope), the ones who spot the opportunities (Moon) and has the resources in the form of networks (Sky Happiness), could potentially overcome the self-limiting mindset (Hook Spirit and Great Assembly). It also says that we can differentiate ourselves by the energy we radiate (Rest God)

Because the end goal for 2023, is to gain support for your leadership. To have people follow you. Customers who are your Heavenly Officers.

Where is all these positioning heading to? To 2024 where you should be in place to solve a problem of a higher value.

WHERE IS YOUR HORSE?

YEAR PILLAR

If you have the Horse in your Year which governs your social networks, industry, contacts, social media followers, acquaintances and not-so-close friends. In this case, the most likely scenario is that from your perspective, the industry is vulnerable to volatile economic conditions or even downturn. Alternatively, the people you know are, most of them, feeling pressured by the external environment.

Could you then, instead of waiting for invitations from the Sky Happiness, create regular small gatherings that bring diverse people together to talk, exchange ideas, maybe even explore working together? These could even be fund-raising events. If you are a Fire Day Master (either Bing or Ding), I would certainly at least explore this idea.

The Heavenly Officer is not technically an investment star. But, from the perspective of a business looking for seed money, aren’t investors noble people too? Noble people who are willing to buy into our ideas?

MONTH PILLAR

If the Horse governs your Month, it could be that your own business or the organization you work for is feeling the pressure of a volatile and unpredictable economy.

Let’s talk about career professionals first. In this case, you would be hesitant to leave the security of a full time career for the uncertainties of the business world, wouldn’t you? However, the Moon star has already given you an idea that you would like to pursue. With the Heavenly Officer, this could be a good time to get your research and business plan together, and present it to your boss. Ask him or her to invest in your idea and let you work on it in exchange for equity in the new business. Now, suddenly, you go from being just an employee, to having a stake in your boss’s business. That’s what they mean when they say intrapreneur.

Alternatively, be the one who leads change in your organization. Textbook interpretation of the intrapreneur: a manager within a company who promotes innovative product development and marketing.

What about Business Owners with the Horse in your Month? If your business is reliant on equipment, here, please take note of the Great Assembly. While there may be a need to cut down on unnecessary spending, maintenance must be top priority because the Great Assembly’s literal definition is a warning of equipment failure. No skimping on equipment maintenance if you have the Horse in your month pillar. Because equipment breakdown will cost you more in lost business than any amount of maintenance.

DAY PILLAR

What if the Horse falls in your day? If you are in a committed relationship, your personal relationships or spouse might be feeling the economic pressure and thereby, causing stress within the relationship. What sort of stress? Most likely, there may be more instances of arguments caused by old grievances triggered by monetary issues.

However, with the Sky Happiness also comes the opportunity to create new happy memories in your relationship.

HOUR PILLAR

If you have the Horse in your Hour, let’s start with the Business Owners or Corporate Managers first. These 3 negative stars can represent Quiet Quitting or even Malicious Compliance. Your employees have checked out. Only skating by, putting in the hours, working like robots. However, with these positive stars, there’s a chance to turn things around. This could be a good opportunity for you to make some changes within your organizational culture. A great opportunity, in fact, to convert ‘mere employees’ into a fighting team with an entrepreneurial mindset. Train your staff to have entrepreneurial mindset by using the Sky Happiness to create team bonding events.

In terms of investments, these stars may represent opportunities to pick up some new investments or even new businesses for cheap.

On a personal level, pay attention to sudden ideas or casual suggestions that suddenly pop up in your head.

HORSE 2023: SUGGESTED BUSINESS CHECKLIST

For business owners, here’s a simple 3-step checklist to use all the stars in the Horse for your business development efforts in 2023:

  1. Stay current on business and consumer trends. Period 9 is almost upon us, and the ability to leverage on attention will be pivotal to most businesses.
  2. Stay lean and competitive. Make sure to stay on top of your business maintenance. Nothing is more expensive than loss of business due to equipment breakdown.
  3. Improve your customer experience. Turn customers into Heavenly Officers by giving them an unforgettable experience. So unforgettable, in fact, that they become your influencers.

HORSE 2023: SUGGESTED CAREER CHECKLIST

For business owners, here’s a simple 3-step checklist to use all the stars in the Horse for your career development efforts in 2023:

  1. Be sure to network. What’s the one thing that differentiates leaders from functionary employees? Leaders are resourceful!
  2. Motivate. Train your staff to embrace an entrepreneurial mindset.
  3. Lead change. Champion innovative ways of doing things within your organization.

ABOUT ME

It’s been a long article, hasn’t it? If you’ve gotten this far, thank you!

A little about me. My name is Paulynne Cheng and I am a Bazi and Feng Shui practitioner with a bias for career and business development. Mind you, I’m not a business guru or some such. My role, is to interpret the energies of your Bazi Chart and the corresponding 2023 energies for you. To help you identify potential opportunities and possible threats, depending on your goal for 2023.

Should we meet for an onward conversation, my goal is to help you align your actions, not just to the effects of the stars, but also to the flow of energies in your unique Bazi Chart.

When we do that, you really go with the flow and things become easier because you are no longer fighting the energies, but using the energies.

GET YOUR FULL 2023 ANALYSIS

Now, remember! The Annual Auxiliary Stars make up only about 20% of your Year. To understand and create strategies for a successful year ahead, hit me up for a personal consult. Let’s co-create your strategy together and make 2023 your best year yet!

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2023 CHINESE ZODIAC: SNAKE

If you have the Snake in your Bazi Chart, come 2023, it’s time to take your previous year’s accomplishment to the next level and stretch that influence as far as it can go.

ABOUT THE 2023 CHINESE ZODIAC SERIES

In creating this new series, I’ve endeavoured to shift your perspectives of the positive and negative stars. They are neither promises nor guarantees. Instead, these are tools given to you for 2023, and it’s up to you to choose which one works better for you. The results become more obvious when we match our actions to the effects.

And when we learn to use these stars, that is when life happens for you, instead of happening to you.

Therefore, this post will include descriptions of the effects of the stars, followed by some ideas (or suggestions, if you will), on how the stars can be used. Please note that critical thinking is required on your part. Because without looking at the full information from your unique Bazi Chart, the ideas cannot be customized and must be kept as broad as possible.

SNAKE: 2022 RECAP

The Snake enjoyed a variety of nobleman stars in 2022. Noblemen in all shapes and sizes, in fact! Did you find them? Or better yet, were you a nobleman to others in 2022?

You also had the Moon star which, in addition to being a nobleman star, is also a star of entrepreneurial ideas. Did you act on those ideas? Because if you did, this is also your year to take that core idea and stretch its influence as far as it can go!

Why do I say that? Let’s first explore the opportunities available to you in 2023.

THE SNAKE IN 2023

2023 Snake

SKY HORSE

The Sky Horse represents the opportunity to spread your wings! Perhaps break into a new market which could either be geographic, demographic, or even psychographics in nature.

What if your goals are related to your passions? Again, this can help. It represents an opportunity to meet with people who share your passions but again, are part of a different spectrum of the social strata.

To use the Sky Horse, you need to either travel, change your routines, or establish a presence on social media.

SKY GRACIOUS

The more you open up to new changes, the more you grow and learn – inadvertently, activating the Sky Gracious nobleman star which is a star of likeability and intelligence.  The Snake had this last year, it’s sticking around for one more year. 

SKY FORTUNE

As you grow from strength to strength, your reputation grows along with it, which is the gift of the Sky Fortune. When we put all three together, yes, this is a year to build a name for yourself, to stretch your influence to further your goals. This could be in the form of your career, or business, or even as a person!

Let me hang an easy example on these opportunities. Imagine yourself in the hand-woven shoes of a merchant in ancient China (complete with a scraggly beard and long flowing robes). When they see the Sky Horse, the merchant knows it’s time to pack up a wagon and head over to the next village, or the next town – to sell his goods.

There’s the Sky Gracious – people in the next town were receptive of his goods. And now, he and his products are known in both his home town and the next one. So far… our Mr. Merchant is a happy puppy.

But are there any potential threats? Yes, there are…

BROKEN STAR, SEPARATING EDGE AND SOLITARY

In the form of haters. Jealous people. The Broken Star and Separating Edge talks about the possibility of haters spreading rumours about you, rumours that could have a negative impact to your social standing and cause hindrances in your career path.

Essentially, just as you are getting ready to fly, these people get uncomfortable, because they have you pegged or profiled in a certain way Sometimes, when we grow, it causes discomfort to the people around us. It could be because our growth reminds them that they have stagnated, or more commonly, our growth has caused a cognitive dissonance within their heads. The person you have become, and the person they think you are… is now different. And it’s uncomfortable. But it’s their problem!

Allow them to affect you, and the consequences are not pretty. Allowing them to influence your action, you may shut yourself away or shy away from other people, thereby triggering the Solitary star. You are limiting yourself to fit other people’s perspective of you! It’s human to want to be liked. That’s how peer pressure work! But when you trigger the Solitary star… how then, to use the Sky Horse, Sky Gracious and Sky Fortune?

The biggest caution with the Separating Edge would be this: pay extra attention to your documentation. This star can signify problems or issues with documentation. So if you have a contract to sign, if you can afford it, hire a lawyer! Otherwise, read the fine print!

But we can’t stop people from talking, right? So, what’s to do? You don’t start! Don’t get involved in all the petty jealousies and meaningless rivalries, the games of one-upmanship. Because all these causes negativity which in turn, causes stress!

FUNERAL DOOR AND EARTH FUNERAL

These two, the Funeral Door and Earth Funeral, are illness stars. When these show up, the conventional advice is typically to not attend funerals. But in modern times, it’s usually a health warning. They can also point to the fact that your resistance to negativity is lower this year.

But let’s put other people aside for a minute. In all, when we put these together, you could potentially experience this cognitive dissonance within yourself, especially if the Snake is in your internal pillars – the Hour or the Day! You see the opportunity to grow, but there is resistance because it may not ‘fit’ with your image of who you are. No, I’m not talking about psychotic break! But if you are experiencing this, you need to work this through, either by figuring it out yourself, coaching yourself, talking to trusted friends and family or even a coach.

GREAT SHA

The biggest warning actually comes from the Great Sha, which carries a warning against gambling or speculative investments. So do be conservative, but make full use of the opportunities to stretch your influence.

SNAKE 2023: WHAT ARE WE BUILDING TOWARDS?

Keeping an eye on 2024, we are building a reputation, stretching your influence so that, come 2024, you will be able to access a better class of noble people. Is that enough encouragement for you?

SNAKE 2023: SUGGESTED CAREER CHECKLIST

How then, can we use all these stars for career growth? Here are two ideas:

  1. Strategic Networking – making the conscious effort to connect with people who share our vision and can help us stretch our influence. This may entail being a nobleman to them!
  2. Let’s give them something to really talk about! Since we can’t do much about the haters (coz haters will hate), why not wow them with our accomplishments? Since they are inclined to feel envy and jealousy, let those feelings be over something of substance.

SNAKE 2023: SUGGESTED BUSINESS CHECKLIST

As for the business owners, the presence of the Sky Horse, Sky Gracious and Sky Fortune is a good opportunity to undertake a small re-branding exercise with an eye to appeal to a different subset of your market.

The negative stars? Great to address common misconceptions about your business, to educate potential new customers.

SNAKE 2023: IN A NUTSHELL

“All of us are put in boxes, some just have the courage to break free.”

Geena Rocero, American model and transgender advocate.

If I may, I’d like to add to that, “Sometimes, we put ourselves into boxes, and it takes extraordinary courage to break free.”

WHERE IS YOUR SNAKE?

So where exactly are these opportunities? In which area of our lives can we stretch our influence? To know that, we need to find out where is the Snake in your Chart?

YEAR PILLAR

If the Snake falls in your Year, take this opportunity to broaden and enrich your network of contacts It could be people from other parts of the globe, or from other industries, other walks of life, other socio-demographic segments with different perspectives. It’s about Strategic Networking.

The Sky Horse cannot work unless you are in position to use it. You need to go out, be pro-active, and create the opportunity to stretch your influence. In the olden days, the Sky Horse shows up, and the poor dude basically ponies up and heads off to the next village 5 days away.

In today’s world, it’s easy to use the Sky Horse. Establish a presence on social media. Give value first, without expecting anything in return. The Snake is susceptible to the Ungrateful Punishment, which means, people may not appreciate what you do. So just give, consistently. Have patience, it takes time to build up momentum on social media.

MONTH PILLAR

If the Snake governs your Month pillar, one possibility for the career professionals is to increase your value within the organization by offering to spearhead new projects designed to reach a new market.

Similarly for business owners, one way to use these stars is to engage in a small re-branding exercise designed to, yes, again, reach a new market segment.

Remember, the stars in the Snake for 2023 talks about stretching your influence. We can’t guarantee you will earn a lot of money in 2023, but… if you successfully tap into the Sky Horse energy, there is money to be made.

DAY PILLAR

If your Snake is in your Day Pillar, your personal growth may have caused a cognitive dissonance with the people close to you. Could be your spouse, siblings, even parents maybe… close family members and friends. Suddenly, they don’t know how to deal with you anymore!

Most likely scenario? You had the Moon in 2022, and you had this great business idea! So in 2022, perhaps you started a side gig. And, I hope, it went well enough that you are now considering leaving your 9-to-5, to focus solely on this business. In many cases, especially in conservative Asian families, especially for women, this type of change may scare the living daylights out of your close family members.

Being aware of this can help you create strategies to educate them and maybe even bring them around to your point of view.

HOUR PILLAR

Apart from investments, the Hour Pillar also represents the value we create. Because it also represents our ideas and passions. With the Sky Horse here, it could mean that you may find yourself seeing opportunities for investment in other countries. Whether or not you are in position to take advantage of those opportunities will vary. Some of us can; some of us may not.

Another way to use these for the entrepreneur? Search for a different subset of the market that will find your new ideas appealing while maintaining the customer base for your regular products. Yes, this represents the opportunity to create a new stream of income. The only caution here – make sure your staff is ready to follow you. Otherwise, Broken Star and Separating Edge? Passive-aggressive resistance.

ABOUT ME

It’s been a long article, hasn’t it? If you’ve gotten this far, thank you!

A little about me. My name is Paulynne Cheng and I am a Bazi and Feng Shui practitioner with a bias for career and business development. Mind you, I’m not a business guru or some such. My role, is to interpret the energies of your Bazi Chart and the corresponding 2023 energies for you. To help you identify potential opportunities and possible threats, depending on your goal for 2023.

Should we meet for an onward conversation, my goal is to help you align your actions, not just to the effects of the stars, but also to the flow of energies in your unique Bazi Chart.

When we do that, you really go with the flow and things become easier because you are no longer fighting the energies, but using the energies.

GET YOUR FULL 2023 ANALYSIS

Now, remember! The Annual Auxiliary Stars make up only about 20% of your Year. To understand and create strategies for a successful year ahead, hit me up for a personal consult. Let’s co-create your strategy together and make 2023 your best year yet!

CONNECT WITH ME

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2023 CHINESE ZODIAC: DRAGON

Reciprocity is the name of the game in 2023, if you have the Dragon in your Chart. Because you need to get ready to welcome, the most powerful Nobleman star of all!

ABOUT THE 2023 CHINESE ZODIAC SERIES

In creating this new series, I’ve endeavoured to shift your perspectives of the positive and negative stars. They are neither promises nor guarantees. Instead, these are tools given to you for 2023, and it’s up to you to choose which one works better for you. The results become more obvious when we match our actions to the effects.

And when we learn to use these stars, that is when life happens for you, instead of happening to you.

Therefore, this post will include descriptions of the effects of the stars, followed by some ideas (or suggestions, if you will), on how the stars can be used. Please note that critical thinking is required on your part. Because without looking at the full information from your unique Bazi Chart, the ideas cannot be customized and must be kept as broad as possible.

DRAGON: 2022 RECAP

2022 for the Dragon was a lesson in emotional management, and like the Rat, it was about how you dealt with the limitations that we enforce on ourselves.

No denying, the Dragon has had a bad run of stars the last few years. But in all honesty, 2022 was just bad stars. Nothing was happening to the Dragon. No clash, or combination, or punishment, or destruction… nothin’!

Basically, there was no external support. In 2022, you had to be self-reliant and teach yourself how to deal with your own emotions.

THE DRAGON IN 2023

Dragon 2023

SKY EMPTINESS, SIX HARM AND BAD QI

The lessons in emotional management continue for yet another year. Why? Because while the decision to change comes in an instant, the process of change takes time!

Therefore, there is a need to manage your own expectations and emotional reactions on how much progress you have made. Basically, that learning process takes time! And well… the Dragon is nothing if not hard on yourself!

That’s the warning when the Sky Emptiness, Six Harm and Bad Qi come together. Together, they either create a sense of perpetual dissatisfaction at best, or form the experience of Learned Helplessness at worse, which can keep us stuck in a downward spiral.

The Sky Emptiness is the star of unrealistic expectations. Big Talk! Lofty ambitions! The Bad Qi warns of inertia and lethargy. When unrealistic expectations meets lethargy, logically, the results may not match up to your expectations. That’s when the Six Harm triggers, it’s a feeling of betrayal. When the Six Harm is activated, there is always a need to manage expectations – other people’s expectations, and more importantly, your own.

THE SUN AND PULLING SADDLE

But come 2023, there is hope, and there is help… in the form of one of the most powerful Nobleman stars – the Sun. The Sun is, as its name suggests, the Sun, up in the sky.

Let’s think a little about this idea of the Nobleman. See! There is a common misconception about the concept of the Nobleman. Many people think that someone comes along (maybe even riding a white horse), and fixes your life for you. But the reality is, nobody is coming to our rescue! In most cases, Nobleman help comes in the form of perhaps an advice, perhaps a contact, perhaps just a suggestion, or perhaps in the form of knowledge.

But how can we access this Nobleman star? The Pulling Saddle holds a clue. In the traditional interpretation, the Pulling Saddle represents rapid change that can bring positive luck. The operative word is ‘change’. Hence, there is a need to make the effort to change your status quo or perspective.

Therefore, to use a nobleman star requires us to be open to advice. We need to be paying attention! If we reject every suggestion given to us, sooner rather than later, the advice will stop. If we want help, are we helpable in the first place? Sometimes, these advices may sound unpleasant, but they may be what we need to hear.

DRAGON 2023: USE THE STARS TO YOUR ADVANTAGE

But here comes the flip – the positive stars, the Sun in particular, has the power to diffuse all the rest of the negative stars.

To use the Sun to diffuse the negative stars, we need a shift of perspective. Instead of searching externally for the nobleman, let’s look inside ourselves and realize that we are the nobleman in our own lives. Which would you rather be – the one who has been blessed with the capacity to help others, or the one always in need of help?

Are we not blessed when we have the capacity to help others? The negative stars disappear when we give our help selflessly, and radiate warmth, optimism and hope like the Sun. It’s about triggering the laws of reciprocity. Reciprocity happens when we give freely so much and so often, without expectations, that others can’t help giving back. Share, teach, empower, and lift up others. It will come back around.

Care for a simple way to use the Sun? Think about the environment you create around you. Make a conscious effort to create a tension-free environment within your personal space. Do people walk on eggshells around you? Or do they leave your presence feeling light-hearted at least? In other words, are you pleasant to be with? So simple, yet so profound, right? Don’t forget, guys, next year is the Dragon’s turn as the Grand Duke.

DRAGON 2023: SUGGESTED CAREER CHECKLIST

Dragon 2023

Using the Dragon’s stars in 2023 for career development will require a mindful exercise in managing expectations. In other words, be mindful to never over-promise and under-deliver. Also, do keep your expectations realistic, grounded and real! Get clear on your desired outcomes and communicate exactly what you can contribute towards those goals.

DRAGON 2023: SUGGESTED BUSINESS CHECKLIST

Dragon 2023

For the business owners, here’s your chance to be a nobleman to your customers.

Customer complaints are great feedback to either improve our products and services or research. Look at what the market is saying about your competitors. Within those complaints are opportunities.

By tweaking your solutions to fit the problems, you effectively become a nobleman to your clients. Because in the eyes of a consumer, the one who can solve their problems really is a nobleman.

And who ever said nobleman help has to be free? Another misconception!

WHERE IS YOUR DRAGON?

So where exactly are these opportunities? In which area of our lives can we be a nobleman to others? To know that, we need to find out where is the Dragon in your Chart?

YEAR PILLAR

If the Dragon falls in your Year, the people in your social network or industry is searching for a noble person. Maybe it’s you?

Basically, there is the possibility of meeting two groups of people in 2023. The first group are optimistic, hard working, and hopeful people. The second group are maybe Qi-vampires who talk a big talk, but are constantly complaining. Your job, could be to help this group and encourage them to also help others instead of complaining.

Whether your goals are related to business, career or personal life, a lot of people are complaining out there. Go out, listen to what they are complaining about, and offer your solutions to them.

MONTH PILLAR

Likewise, if the Dragon governs your Month pillar, this Nobleman could likely come from someone connected with your work or career. It could be your boss, your peers, your colleagues, your clients, your suppliers. Remember, what do we need to do to use a Nobleman star? Yup! Pay attention!

In this case, you need to first figure out what type of help you need! Is it to get a promotion? A new job? Expand your business? Help you to pivot? Once you got your goal figured out… then you need to identify the Noble Person’s skillsets – what type of knowledge, resources, contacts, abilities does that person need to have to help you achieve your goal? Then, look within your existing contacts for someone who fits the bill.

This is if you are actively seeking the help of a nobleman.

Conversely, if you are right now inspired to be a nobleman to others, it seems like there may be a number of dissatisfied people in your working environment. Again, these could be bosses, colleagues, or peers.

Don’t contribute to the grumblings.  Use your leadership skills here to help create a change of perspective. Create a tension-free environment around your immediate vicinity. Be a pleasant person to work with. The goal is, when people come to us for a heart-to-heart talk, they leave feeling better, not worse. That’s how you can be a nobleman at work.

If you are a business owner, all the better! These stars are good for those in the business of helping people feel better about themselves, businesses that help people overcome that feeling of learned helplessness. Do your research. Listen to what your market is talking about, create a service that provides a solution, and market it!

DAY PILLAR

If your Dragon is in your Day Pillar… the Nobleman is likely to come from your personal relationships, could be your spouse or close friends.

In this case, how you literally carry yourself will determine if a Nobleman is going to come into your life. Energy management is the key. If you are constantly slouching, sighing, moaning, complaining – watch your Nobleman run for the hills!

HOUR PILLAR

The hour is our legacy pillar. It governs our ideas, ideals, and aspirations. It is also known as our Knowledge Pillar. Here, the nobleman may come in the form of a teacher – someone with knowledge to impart – knowledge that could change your life. Since the Hour pillar also governs investments, it could be someone who could teach you about investment strategies? Or, if you are a manager, this year’s challenge to you could be a lesson in staff motivation.

DRAGON 2023: 10 SIMPLE SUGGESTIONS FOR THE 10 DAYS MASTERS

Here are 10 simple ideas for the 10 day masters to consider. But remember! Critical thinking on your part is required during the execution of these ideas.

Wood Day Masters with the Dragon in your Bazi Chart: Jia Wood Day Masters who are good at financial management skills can offer that knowledge to others. This could include ideas such as creating money-saving hacks. Conversely, Yi Wood’s type of help can come in the form of acting as an accountability coach.

Fire Day Masters with the Dragon in your Bazi Chart: Most Bing Fire Day Masters come with innate writing skills. If you have already discovered yours, you could possibly offer your help in the form of writing. Ding Fire Day Masters? If you’ve got killer PowerPoint or Canva skills for presentations, that could be the help that you might be able to render others. Otherwise, Ding Fire Day Masters are naturally inspiring. How about teaching your inspirational vocabulary to others?

Earth Day Masters with the Dragon in your Bazi Chart: For the Wu Earth Day Master, perhaps the easiest nobleman of all – offer your time, your comforting presence, and listen! Sometimes, all someone needs are the simple presence of someone next to them to not feel alone. Ji Earth Day Masters could consider using your selling skills to help someone kickstart their business.

Metal Day Masters with the Dragon in your Bazi Chart: Geng Metal Day Masters, if you have amazing research skills, that could be how you help others. Other ideas for this? Offer to be beta-readers or conduct user experience test runs? Any Xin Metal Day Master with the Dragon in your natal chart will, in certain aspects of your life, be an erudite person. As such, the suggestion is easy – teach!

Water Day Masters with the Dragon in your Bazi Chart: Ren Water Day Masters could possibly offer your troubleshooting skills – fact checking, auditing, proof reading, and such. Gui Water Day Masters could consider helping others by offering to be a coach.

ABOUT ME

It’s been a long article, hasn’t it? If you’ve gotten this far, thank you!

A little about me. My name is Paulynne Cheng and I am a Bazi and Feng Shui practitioner with a bias for career and business development. Mind you, I’m not a business guru or some such. My role, is to interpret the energies of your Bazi Chart and the corresponding 2023 energies for you. To help you identify potential opportunities and possible threats, depending on your goal for 2023.

Should we meet for an onward conversation, my goal is to help you align your actions, not just to the effects of the stars, but also to the flow of energies in your unique Bazi Chart.

When we do that, you really go with the flow and things become easier because you are no longer fighting the energies, but using the energies.

GET YOUR FULL 2023 ANALYSIS

Now, remember! The Annual Auxiliary Stars make up only about 20% of your Year. To understand and create strategies for a successful year ahead, hit me up for a personal consult. Let’s co-create your strategy together and make 2023 your best year yet!

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2023 CHINESE ZODIAC: RABBIT

Accomplishments, acknowledgement, and recognition. If these are up for grabs in 2023, what will you do to make the best of it? That is exactly the question to ask if you have the Rabbit in your Bazi Chart.

ABOUT THE 2023 CHINESE ZODIAC SERIES

In creating this new series, I’ve endeavoured to shift your perspectives of the positive and negative stars. They are neither promises nor guarantees. Instead, these are tools given to you for 2023, and it’s up to you to choose which one works better for you. The results become more obvious when we match our actions to the effects.

And when we learn to use these stars, that is when life happens for you, instead of happening to you.

Therefore, this post will include descriptions of the effects of the stars, followed by some ideas (or suggestions, if you will), on how the stars can be used. Please note that critical thinking is required on your part. Because without looking at the full information from your unique Bazi Chart, the ideas cannot be customized and must be kept as broad as possible.

RABBIT: 2022 RECAP

For the Rabbit, 2022 was a year top-heavy with nobleman stars… and pretty much, only nobleman stars. Therefore, in a nutshell, success in 2022 boiled down to who you know, as opposed to what you know.

But that was 2022.

Here comes 2023, with fresh energies and the chance to ‘be boss’ for one year. And what a Grand Duke year it’s going to be!

THE RABBIT IN 2023

Rabbit 2023

GRAND DUKE/DUKE’S ARRIVAL

As the Grand Duke for 2023, it’s a year for accomplishments!

Therefore, the questions to keep in mind are: 1) What am I showing the world? 2) Do I thrive under the spotlight? 3) Can I exhibit grace under pressure? 4) When thrust under the spotlight, do I step up or do I run into the nearest rabbit hole?

You see, in a Grand Duke year, the spotlight is literally on you, demanding that you step up to the plate and take action. You are called to be an over-achiever. There are decisions to be made, problems to tackle, and obstacles to dismantle… and everyone’s looking to you for solutions.  But let’s stop calling them problems! It sounds so negative, doesn’t it? Instead, how about we call them ‘hidden opportunities’? Because the biggest accomplishments come when you successfully flip a crisis to your favour.

However, there are no problem-solving stars on the table. Which means that you have to do it yourself. However…

GENERAL STAR

While there are no problem-solving stars per se, you have the support of the General Star which conveys authority, as well as the opportunity to improve your social status. It does not promise a promotion. Instead, what it offers is the chance to prove your worth. Let’s put ourselves into the boots of a… captain in an army. This year, we may be presented with a chance to prove that we can become a General. To do that, we need to be resourceful, we need to show leadership, we need to be pro-active, we need to be a problem-solver. Job titles are empty. Have you ever encountered an organization where a staff member’s word has more authority than his or her actual supervisor? Promotion can come later. Grab the opportunity first!

GOLDEN LOCK

The General Star is further supported by the Golden Lock. Traditionally, this translates as an opportunity for businesses to own a certain market segment. From a career growth point of view, this can also be translated as the opportunity to be recognized as a talent in your chosen field.

BRIGHT HALL

So at this point, you’re probably thinking, that’s fine and good for those who have been in the industry for a while. But nobody knows me yet. Aha! Now we have the Bright Hall which is a star of awareness. It represents people becoming aware of you. It’s the star of the upcoming talent. Another way to use the Bright Hall? It sheds light on issues that you have been highlighting for the longest time.

Using the General Star, Golden Lock and Bright Hall effectively requires us to keep our energy levels up! The way we carry ourselves, and the energy we radiate as the Grand Duke, is important. If you are the shy and retiring type, going through a Grand Duke year may be a little stressful for you. But if you relish the chance to contribute more, there is a chance to break free from your plateau.

Which then begs the question: what could possibly trip us up?

SKY CRY AND SWORD EDGE

No doubt, so much attention can be stressful! The Sky Cry is emotional in nature. Talk about over-active tear ducts! Jokes aside… the Sky Cry can affect how you view the ‘hidden opportunities’ presented by the Grand Duke. It could potentially create a scenario where you can’t see the forest for the trees, and effectively blinding you from looking beyond the problems to see the real potential of a given situation. To counter the Sky Cry, there is only awareness and a willingness to question our feelings. Questions such as, what am I not seeing? How can I turn this into my benefit?

Also, when there is emotional instability, the likelihood of arguments happening will increase. This is where the Sword Edge comes in. You may also be a little bit more accident-prone. This is a reminder to you to be more intentional with your words and actions.

HIDDEN CORPSE

The Hidden Corpse simply denotes potential hidden health issues. For your own peace of mind, do get your annual physical done. Pay some attention as well to mental wellness. With the Hidden Corpse and Sky Cry coming together, early symptoms of illnesses could manifest in the form of excessive or constant anger, anxiety or even panic attacks.

HEAVENLY NOBLEMAN

What about Nobleman luck? Will there be some level of support, at least? You certainly had plenty of powerful Nobleman stars in 2022. You have one. The Heavenly Nobleman is essentially a Wealth star. It’s a pretty minor Nobleman star, but activating this requires steady, hard work. It symbolizes your hard work being noticed. In other words, all these publicity stars must be fame and recognition based on your actual credibility – the results you can produce, not just famous for being famous.

INTELLIGENCE, STUDY HALL AND SKY NOBLE

What other support have you got? With the exception of one, nearly all the major intelligence stars are converging into the Rabbit in 2023… making this a great year to upskill! Especially if you have the Rabbit in your Hour! With the Intelligence star and the Study Hall comes enhanced learning capacities. Backed by these two stars, 2023 could be a year for you to tackle the tough problems! If it is accreditation and certification you need to grow, the Sky Noble actually brings exam luck (provided, of course, that you put in corresponding effort). 

Remember the Golden Lock? Activating it requires a super skill. If you don’t have a super skill yet, 2023 would be the best year to do it. Therefore, it is time to ask yourself – what is the next skill you need to uplift your career or achieve financial independence or successfully create a second career?

HEAVENLY CHEF

And last but not least, the Heavenly Chef. Traditionally, this means good food and drinks. Since there is good food to be had, you can either eat it alone or share it with someone. Why not use this to build great relationships with the key people in your lives?

RABBIT 2023: USE THE STARS TO YOUR ADVANTAGE

Now comes the flip! When we look at these stars in totality, how about… instead of waiting about for others to recognize us, why don’t we get the ball rolling? We start acknowledging the efforts of others, we start recognizing their hard work, and generously highlight their achievements. And we do it so often, that they cannot help but give back!

“No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others.”

Alfred North Whitehead, British mathematician and philosopher

RABBIT 2023: SUGGESTED CAREER DEVELOPMENT CHECKLIST

Rabbit 2023

If you are a career professional, here’s a simple 4-step checklist to use all the stars in the Rabbit for 2023.

  1. Contribute Solutions. Be a part of the solution, not a part of the problem. If a Grand Duke year means problems, then pick a problem that you can solve.
  2. Speak up! Speak up in meetings, offer your ideas and offer to take on the tasks of resolving issues.
  3. Mindfulness. Practice mindfulness in the face of challenges. Train yourself to look beyond the problem and look at the potential hidden underneath
  4. Upskill. If you don’t want to use any of the other stars, at least consider using the three intelligence stars to upskill.

RABBIT 2023: SUGGESTED BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CHECKLIST

Rabbit 2023

For business owners, here’s a simple 4-step checklist to use all the stars in the Rabbit for your business development efforts in 2023:

  1. (Re)Define your niche. Focus on creating growth-related problems. Focus on the high-value problems.
  2. Be Visible! You, as the business owner must be visible! Show yourself to be the subject-matter expert, talk about your process, showcase your results, get active within your community. This visibility helps you generate business from your personal branding as the business owner. People get to come to you because they believe you are the one who can help them.
  3. Emotional Marketing. Why waste a good Sky Cry? Inject emotions and drama into your marketing efforts.
  4. Upskill. What is that one skill you need to take your business to the next level? Pick it up this year!

RABBIT 2023: WHERE IS YOUR RABBIT?

As you can see by now, this collection of stars make it an awesome year for the Rabbit to be the Grand Duke. But… where is your Rabbit? What role does the Rabbit play in your Chart?

YEAR PILLAR

If you have Rabbit in the Year, with so many acknowledgement stars, I’d double-down on social media strategies to enhance your reputation in your area of expertise. Better yet, upgrade your social media profiles to attract talented people, industry leaders or other influential people into your life!

If you prefer to do this the old-fashioned way, then the other alternative is to network. Look forward to meeting with influential leaders when you take the initiative to network. Mind you, they’re a little dramatic though.

MONTH PILLAR

These positive stars in the Rabbit must be actively pursued. They require action on your part. If you sit back and do nothing, nothing’s going to happen!

If your Rabbit is the Month Pillar, and you are a career professional, either put yourself in the profit stream or make sure that your boss recognizes your contribution.

For business owners, since there is a possibility of increased visibility, the best way to use these stars is to double down on your marketing or PR activities. An easy way to use these stars is to take part in those business awards such as Brand of the Year award, or other similar platforms.

To use these for personal development? Train yourself to be more vocal at work and contribute more.

DAY PILLAR

If your Rabbit is in your Day Pillar… Get out of your comfort zone. Allow yourself the opportunity or create the chance where you can be recognized.

Focus on your personal development. Consider picking up some soft skills – interpersonal skills, presentation skills, public speaking – all these complement the acknowledgement stars.

Can you talk in front of a camera? What message are you sending out?

If you’re thinking… oh no, I can’t do that, I’m too shy… then consider using the Intelligence and Study Hall instead – upgrade your personal skills. There are so many positive stars to choose from – pick a couple, focus on them, and start moving! It’s your Grand Duke year!

HOUR PILLAR

The hour can represent your children or staff reporting to you. How are you nourishing their growth? Is there a talent there that you’re not seeing? For the business owners, how are you empowering your staff?

The Hour pillar can also represent your investments, ideas, ideals and contributions – perhaps this is the year to pick up some new knowledge? Learn something new that can be your next super skill. The Intelligence and Study Hall stars make it easier to absorb complex information – so what knowledge can you learn that will help you navigate the future?

RABBIT 2023: 10 SIMPLE SUGGESTIONS FOR THE 10 DAYS MASTERS

No clue what to do with these amazing stars? Here are 10 simple ideas for the 10 day masters to consider. But remember! Critical thinking on your part is required during the execution of these ideas.

Wood Day Masters With The Rabbit In Your Chart: Jia Wood Day Masters, you could possibly be recognized for your mentoring skills. Yi Wood Day Masters, recognition and authority may come when you serve as a bridge between different communities.

Fire Day Masters With The Rabbit In Your Chart: Bing Fire Day Masters stand the highest chance of being recognized as an authority in your field. Be the subject matter expert! Ding Fire Day Masters can go the gentler route, gaining recognition by sharing your wisdom and experience.

Earth Day Masters With The Rabbit In Your Chart: Wu Earth Day Masters could possibly gain recognition for your expertise in creating and developing processes and structures. As for the Ji Earth Day Masters, the easiest way is to craft your personal branding.

Metal Day Masters With The Rabbit In Your Chart: Geng Metal Day Masters can look into marketing your ability to create consistent and measurable results. Xin Metal Day Masters, it is your ability to inspire others and lead them into action that could bring you the stamp of approval!

Water Day Masters With The Rabbit In Your Chart: Ren Water Day Masters, there is a possibility of gaining acknowledgement of your marketing or branding skills. Gui Water Day Masters, it’s your ability to think out of the box that could pave the way to bigger accomplishments for you in 2023.

ABOUT ME

It’s been a long article, hasn’t it? If you’ve gotten this far, thank you!

A little about me. My name is Paulynne Cheng and I am a Bazi and Feng Shui practitioner with a bias for career and business development. Mind you, I’m not a business guru or some such. My role, is to interpret the energies of your Bazi Chart and the corresponding 2023 energies for you. To help you identify potential opportunities and possible threats, depending on your goal for 2023.

Should we meet for an onward conversation, my goal is to help you align your actions, not just to the effects of the stars, but also to the flow of energies in your unique Bazi Chart.

When we do that, you really go with the flow and things become easier because you are no longer fighting the energies, but using the energies.

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NOVEMBER 2022 BAZI STRATEGIES | NOVEMBER RAIN

If September brought a sense of searching for clarity, while October talked about the need for discipline, November 2022 picks up again on the theme of the endless quest. The endless search for answers. Almost akin to a last gasp from the Water Element before giving way to the final year of Period 8 (officially).

WHAT’S GOING ON HERE?

Every year has its own Bazi Chart, plotted to the exact minute when the Chart changes from one year pillar to another. Similarly, every month has its own Bazi Chart as well. This chart, can also tell a story, albeit within the span of a single month.

The story can be broad as to describe the energies influencing everyone, but at the same time, can be distilled into opportunities and threats for the individuals based on our Day Master. Consider it as tiny tweaks that we can deploy as we pursue our agenda for 2022.

THE STORY OF NOVEMBER 2022

I write this with a strong sense of déjà vu. 2022, the year of the Water Tiger, is bookended by the Water and Wood elements. It began flush with Water, and it ends yet again with Water prominent in the Charts. Neat. But hardly tidy.

November 2022

The focal point of the November 2022 Bazi Chart is the Xin Hai (辛亥) pillar. Visually, the Xin Hai is likened to a pearl nestled within the folds of an oyster, sitting warm and safe on the sea bed, lapped by the gentle waves. It’s artistic, it’s precise. It is the one Metal pillar that emerges in perfection. Nothing else required to sharpen its edge.

But, note the DE (Death and Emptiness) in the Month Pillar.

The Jia Wood Day Master, while technically strong, is waterlogged. This conveys a sense of people floating adrift upon a sea of information, yet feeling lost. Clinging to the last vestige of stability in a world of constant and rapid change.

There’s a strong sense of wanting to be cared for. With Fire so weak, hope is dim. Stability is undermined with Earth under attack. As Metal is all but sunken by the torrent, decision-making is stymied by a deluge of conflicting information or even, if I may say, disinformation.

Yet again, note the DE in the Month Pillar which puts the Resource and Companion stars into the void. People are searching for something… but they know not what they search.

Against this background, there are still possible opportunities for the 10 Day Masters.

NOVEMBER 2022 STRATEGIES | 10 DAY MASTERS

Jia Wood Day Masters: Mental Discipline

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For the Jia Wood Day Master, an access of Water means an access of Resource. Too many thoughts crowding into your head. Buffeted by the strong waves, you cling even harder to solid ground. This onslaught of Water can bring the threat of stress-related headaches, anxiety or even, depression. Knowing this in advance, practicing Mental Discipline to prioritize on your own mental wellness will be the key to float through the closing months of 2022. Unplug yourself off the matrix, if you need to.

Yi Wood Day Masters: Go Where The Tides Take You

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Yi Wood Day Masters, you’ve planted your seeds of 2023 in September, planned your next course of action in October. Now in November, it’s time to explore. Less susceptible to anxiety as compared to your Yang counterpart, November could be a great month for a spot of aggressive exploration. Go where the tides take you and discover new things that could align to the plans you have in store. The only caution? Your fickle mind!

Bing Fire Day Masters: Stick To The Plan

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From the Bing Fire Day Master’s point of view, this is a Wealth month filled to the brim with opportunities to shine. Having capitalized on new ideas in October, November is the time to lay the foundations, to put in the hard work, get your house in order in preparation for your 7 Killings month which comes again in December.

As always, do have a care for your health!

Ding Fire Day Masters: Cast Your Vision Upwards, Higher, Further

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November 2022 will be a good month for vision-setting, especially if you are a Ding Fire Day Master. By this, we mean long-term vision setting. Confronted with so much Water energies, self-motivating will be hard for the Ding Fire in November. In the eternal words of Guns n Roses, “It’s hard to hold a candle; In the cold November rain.”

Therefore, one must rely on one’s network. You, who have always been a beacon of light for others, must now rely on other sources to give you a fresh perspective.

Look for mentors who can give you a big-picture view of the lay of the land. The Ding Fire is always resource-reliant. But when Wood is wet and soggy, the Fire you create becomes smoggy, resulting in confusion. The easier way is to tap into your mentor and follow his or her lead.

Wu Earth Day Masters: Communicate Your Vision

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Wu Earth Day Masters, let me tell you a story. A story about St. Paul’s Cathedral in Macau. During the enclave’s colonial days, St. Paul’s Cathedral was built by the Portuguese as a place of worship.

Legends have it that, in 1835, a great flood struck Macau. Lives were at stake. In the panic, St. Paul’s Cathedral was struck by lightning and, despite the rain, was quickly engulfed in flames. The fire burned so ferociously, that the cathedral became as a beacon to those trapped by the floods in the depths of the night. Guided by that beacon, the people of Macau were able to make it to high land… and safety.

How does that relate to you? In a Bazi Chart awash with fear, paranoia, and people searching for direction, you, the Wu Earth, are that mountain. That beacon of stability. During a flood, everyone runs for higher ground. This makes November 2022 the platform for you to take the opportunity to communicate your vision.

Ji Earth Day Masters: Play! Experiment!

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Ji Earth Day Masters, you nurtured your relationships in September, set your marketing plans in motion in October. November is the time to play! By play, I don’t mean it by the literal sense of the word, of course. But being creative can be play! Experiment. Test new ideas, no matter how improbable. Let’s see what emerges from that fertile imagination of yours.

Geng Metal Day Masters: It’s About Setting Boundaries Again… This Time, Boundaries For Your Money

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The Bing Fire Day Master is renowned for its generosity. But what’s little known, is that the Geng Metal can be equally magnanimous. Because of your altruistic nature, the Geng Metal can also be just as generous when it comes to extending your aid.

I hate to quote the pompous Polonius (Hamlet). But irritatingly, the words from that unmitigated ass, when taken in the literal sense, is very practicable in this situation. So here goes: Neither a borrower nor lender be, dear Geng Metal!

With your Resource and Wealth entering the void, leaving a weakened Companion star behind, its best to set limits on how much you can lend to those who come to you in need.

Xin Metal Day Masters: Enrich Your Network

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Xin Metal Day Masters are born with innate social intelligence. But sometimes, especially where the Xin Hai is concerned, it can be a little self-conscious. OK. Let’s be frank. It can be plenty self-conscious.

November 2022 is a good month to practice releasing those inhibitions, delve inwards, and get to know your best friend – you!

Ren Water and Gui Water Day Masters: Wade into the action

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For the Ren Water and Gui Water Day Masters, the idea for November 2022 are the same. Because after all, the Chart is full of Water, anyway. You’re… everywhere! A sea of contacts await. Wade into the action!

EDITOR’S NOTE:

That said, I would also like to stress that the suggestions in this post are broad ideas. The goal is to inspire action!

Also, please note that I may skip December’s forecast in favour of the all-important 2023 Forecast along with the Chinese Zodiacs.

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