#20 GUI WEI (癸未): THE GIFT OF RESTLESSNESS

Water vapours floating above a hot spring perfectly depicts the Gui Wei's gift of restlessness

The Gui Wei (癸未) is often described as water in its vapor form – formless, shapeless, and colourless. This scenario depicts a person who is constantly on the move in search of new opportunities – someone with the gift of restlessness.

Two impatient water pillars back to back is testing my writing skills to the limit. Once again, just like the previous post with the Ren Wu (壬午), we again have Water at the top, and fire at the bottom. Fortunately, (for me that is), there are other hidden stems in the equation that distinguishes the Gui Wei from the Ren Wu

Think of a hot spring wreathed in mists, bubbling over with emotions. The Gui Wei sits on its own Eating God which produces its Indirect Wealth and 7 Killings, creating an individual who is idealistic, opportunistic and adventurous. This is a pillar infused with powerful emotions, manifesting as an innate nervousness and restlessness.

If I had to pick a pillar most prone to anxiety attacks, this would be it. But I kid! Anyone can be susceptible to anxiety attacks, especially when life overwhelms. How then can we turn restlessness into a gift? Read on…

Maximizing The Gui Wei (癸未) Day Master: The Gift of Restlessness

You may have felt it all your life – that voice in the corners of your consciousness, insisting, clamouring, demanding that “There must be more than this.”

The problem may be, you have no clue what ‘this’ is. So you try to fill that void with the impermanent things of this world, seeking distraction, instant gratification, some days eager to change, other days succumbing to temporary shortcuts to fulfilment, caught in a web of restlessness that leaves you feeling stuck, jittery, impatient, frustrated and going through the motions while chasing an elusive sense of purpose.

But this restlessness can be a gift when it is no longer viewed as a chasm to be filled. Instead, it is an open invitation for you to dive inwards and tap into the Gui Wei’s remarkable self-confidence, creativity and analytical skills. To recognize that there will always be a push-pull between the need for stability versus the hankering for freedom. And most importantly, to realize that the equilibrium between the two needs can only be decided by you, the Day Master.

The Eating God is the key to making the Gui Wei pillar work as it simultaneously produces the Indirect Wealth and controls the aggressiveness of the Seven Killings. This Eating God can be accessed through a life crammed full of purpose. Here’s the crux of the matter: people frequently think that they should only have one life purpose. But in actuality, as we journey through life, our purpose can change many times over. The ultimate aim is to cultivate a sense of detachment from the ever-present emotions so that the more practical and insightful aspects of this pillar can manifest.

Where Is The Gui Wei (癸未)?
The Forever Chameleon (Gui Wei In The Year Pillar):

The Gui water, in itself, is formless. This pillar has a strong chameleon-like ability to change its outer shape to suit whatever environment it finds itself in. However, in whatever shape it happens to take, there is one outstanding quality of the Gui Wei that will be apparent to all – its genuine kindness.

You will be the first to offer your help to all and sundry, regardless if that help is even requested. Unfortunately, not everyone will be appreciative of these acts of kindness and may even misinterpret the intention behind the acts. So best to be selective about whom you offer your generous aid.

A Skill For All Seasons (Gui Wei In The Month Pillar):

Given the combined practicality and imagination of the Gui Wei, establishing a successful career is never a problem. This is a pillar that is able to create and maintain a workable system which encompass strong technical, organizational and business insights.

But again, here, the restlessness of the pillar could lead you to change careers or industries many times in your life. As your life purpose change, so will the focus of your industry. Therefore, the best way to use the Gui Wei in the Month Pillar is to create a niche that can be used in multiple scenarios.

The Ever-Active Mind (Gui Wei In The Hour Pillar)

Always on the move, always churning out new thoughts to ponder on, an ever-active mind can be a blessing. If nothing else, it will certainly keep you entertained throughout the day. Learning new things will never be a problem, that’s for sure!

With the Gui Wei in the Hour Pillar, learning some meditation techniques can help you calm that raging mind and sift through the multiple thoughts and ideas that are happening consecutively in your brain. I don’t mean to meditate for hours on end! There are quick 2-minute meditation exercises that will be useful when you feel your mind going into hyper-drive.

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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