#12 YI HAI (乙亥): THE GIFT OF GRACE

The Yi Hai is visualized as a flowering aquatic plant, displaying poise and grace under all circumstances.

Pictured as flowering aquatic plants, think lotus, water lillies or even those magnificent underwater kelp forests, the Yi Hai (乙亥) pillar is undoubtedly one of the more attractive of the 60 pillars. If there is to be one word to sum up the Yi Hai, it would be the gift of Grace.

Stripping away all spiritual or religious connotations off the word, the verb grace very simple means to have a certain finesse or poise or an attractive manner of behaving. So… physically attractive, intelligent, daring and possessing of an almost incurable wanderlust… what can we do with this pillar?

Maximizing The Yi Hai Day Master: A Lifetime Of Self Discovery

The hidden roots of the aquatic plant, buried deep underwater, represents a person who is unaware of the talents and potential hidden beneath the surface. For the Yi Hai, much of your life journey is spent discovering yourself through education, exploration, and new experiences.

This pillar exhibits great humility and sincerity, which is an integral part of the Yi Hai’s graceful exterior. It makes it easy for the Yi Hai to accept help from all quarters, and is a key factor in their success.

The humility is genuine, as is the deep intelligence hidden below the surface. The Yi Hai is versatile and inventive, almost a creative genius with the ability to learn new skills effortlessly. This sharp intellect must be continuously trained either through formal or informal education to make the most of the immense potential of this pillar.

The flexibility that is a core characteristic of the Yi Wood, is enhanced in the Yi Hai. They say that only dead fishes go with the flow. Not so with the Yi Hai who naturally knows how to thrive in uncertain waters. This is the ultimate survivalist whose soft approach to life gives them a high level of adaptability and the knack for making the most out of any given situation.

This versatility can manifest as a certain type of wanderlust within the Yi Hai. Always eager to travel, to find new experiences, and able to adapt to any environment, the Yi Hai has the ability to let go and move on with such ease that it almost becomes too easy for them to impulsively keep moving whenever boredom, frustrations or disappointments sets in. There is a need here, to develop a persevering attitude, an anchor if you will, to conquer such impulsive behaviour long enough to achieve their goals.

Where Is The Yi Hai?
An Ever-Changing Social Landscape (Yi Hai In The Year Pillar):

Yi Hai in the Year Pillar allows you to slip effortlessly into new friendships. This leads to a constantly changing social landscape that represents unbounded possibilities. Fun loving and creative, Yi Hai in the Year Pillar represents the ability to float in and out of diverse social environments and still thrive with grace, poise and finesse.

From the perspective of personal brand management, the sheer attractiveness of the Yi Hai can be best used to tap into new markets and different types of social networks.

A Wide And Varied Career (Yi Hai In The Month Pillar):

Yi Hai in the Month Pillar will never be content doing just one thing for the rest of their lives. Here, the restlessness of the pillar will manifest as a tendency to explore different types of occupations. No career niches for the Yi Hai! Therefore, your formal education must be broad enough to allow you to segue from one industry to another. It must also complement this pillar’s natural managerial and organizational abilities as well as its gift for learning on the job.

Careers in travel-related industries that require a peripatetic lifestyle would appeal to the Yi Hai. Alternatively, with borders closed in our post-Covid world, Yi Hai in the Month Pillar would be advised to at least find a career that offers a variety of duties.

A Craving For Freedom (Yi Hai In The Hour Pillar)

Yi Hai in the Hour Pillar could represent a strong craving or desire for freedom. Freedom by itself is an abstract term. Here, a little more reflection is required – what exactly does freedom mean to you and your decisions?

Are you driven by a craving for freedom to control and decide when and how things happen? Or is it the freedom to experience new things often? Do you desire freedom from judgement and an open environment?

For the Yi Hai in the Hour Pillar, the most likely, is the craving for freedom to educate yourself and immerse yourself in new ideas and thoughts. Used wisely, Yi Hai in the Hour Pillar can enrich your life with a broad swath of knowledge and insights, resulting in an independent and original thinker.

As always, a final caveat. Without the ability to see the full chart, I must stress that the suggestions in this article are broad recommendations based on a single pillar. To pinpoint specific issues or to co-create solutions tailor-made for you, please feel free to drop me a line.

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Author: Paulynne Cheng

A Business and Career Consultant-Coach who melds Chinese Metaphysics techniques with modern day Coaching to help you become the best that you can be. A lifelong reader who cannot imagine life without books; a 25-year Communications professional with an expertise in sports communications, sports marketing and broadcasting.

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