We all know what gold looks like. But how many of us have seen gold in its raw form? This unpolished rare metal in its original form, newly excavated from the ground. A diamond in the rough. This… is the Xin Chou (辛丑), which brings the gift of self-reliance.
Maximizing The Xin Chou (辛丑): The Gift of Self-Reliance
Wouldn’t you agree that, to the untrained eye, gold in its original form will seem no different from any other piece of rock? So, grab a loupe! Let’s take a closer look.
Parked under this Xin Metal Day Master is a resourceful Ji Earth Indirect Resource Star which produces the Xin Metal, that in turn attracts the Gui Water Eating God star. What does this mean? The Ji Earth brings intuition and signals that resource is abundant in your life. The Xin Metal Friend star radiates inner confidence and self-worth, while the Gui Water bequeaths imagination and creativity.
But before we continue unpacking the Xin Chou Day Master, let’s get something straight. Self-reliance is not about doing everything yourself. It’s not about shouldering every hardship that comes your way. This, after all, is a Xin Metal Day Master we are talking about here. Instead, it is about inherent self-worth, self-expression and most importantly, self-acceptance.
For all its precise, detailed and rather nit-picky tendencies, a strong and grounded Xin Metal knows the difference between what’s attainable and what’s out of reach. Raw gold knows its own worth. It doesn’t care if the untrained eye recognizes it or not. This sense of self-acceptance is the one thing that differs the Xin Chou from all the other Xin variants.
So how should we maximize the Xin Chou and become even more self-reliant? I have a few of suggestions.
Learn To Be Observant
Crafting and carving raw gold into a thing of beauty that is universally admired requires time, effort, precision, and yes, discipline. One wrong move could shatter the ore and ruin the value of the precious metal. But in the hands of an expert craftsman, the Xin Metal’s inner glow becomes apparent for all to see. But before the craftsman begins to wield his tools, the first thing he does… is observe. He look at the natural contours of the metal, its inherent shape and feels its potential.
This level of observation can be learnt, especially if you are a Xin Chou Day Master. It’s about learning to trust your intuition with regards to the people that come your way, learning to pick up non-verbal cues to discern who will have a positive impact in your life and vice versa.
This skill is particularly important for the Xin Chou, which leads us to the second suggestion…
Surround Yourself With The Right Friends
They say that only a diamond can cut another diamond. The Xin Chou Day Master is nothing if not loyal. But this highly admirable trait can become an Achilles’ heel. You may find yourself pouring too much energy into unhealthy situations which could exacerbate the natural self-critical side of the Xin Metal.
Therefore, surrounding yourself with the friends who contribute positively to your self-esteem will greatly enhance your ability to be self-reliant.
And Finally, Learn The Rewards Of Mental Discipline
Into each life, a little rain must fall. For each Metal Day Master, a little Fire is needed to mould and shape. With resource so easily available to the Xin Chou Day Master, learning the rewards of mental discipline will help maximize the use of the resources at hand.
Discipline is like a muscle. It can be trained. But again, don’t get me wrong. This is not about being hard on yourself. It’s not about forcing yourself to work crazy hours. In this case, it is about learning to see the big picture and exercise restraint in adversity. In other words, it’s about tampering the overcritical and impatient side of the Xin Metal
Where is the Xin Chou (辛丑)
Magnetize Opportunities: Xin Chou (辛丑) In the Year Pillar
Let’s not beat around the bush here. The Xin Chou can literally bedazzle with outward self-confidence. The Xin Chou pillar really does love meeting new people. Don’t forget, the Xin Metal is also a networking star.
With the Xin Chou in your Year Pillar, you can attract or magnetize opportunities to come your way simply by allowing the Xin Metal to shine. Is that sentence too abstract for you? Let me refine it a little.
A simple way to explain the concept of magnetizing opportunities is the act of creating a unique and meaningful brand for yourself that can be leveraged into progressive opportunities. It’s about becoming a go-to expert on a topic that fires your passion and then creating a narrowly focused online and offline presence around your area of expertise. When you do this, you will be using the Xin Chou to its fullest potential.
Leveraging Off Your Leadership Skills: Xin Chou (辛丑) In the Month Pillar
Using the Xin Chou in the Month Pillar is to learn the elusive skill of building a team. The Xin Metal needs a strong team to leverage on, co-workers and partners who can carry out those meticulous plans and details to perfection.
In this case, use the natural people-skills of the Xin Metal to identify the right people who can help you attain your goals, the resourcefulness of the Ji Earth to nurture that team and the adaptability of the Gui Water to maintain harmony within the team.
Be True To Yourself: Xin Chou (辛丑) In the Hour Pillar
Like the chunk of raw gold with its beautiful inner core, the Xin Chou carries a sense of inner purity and innocence that should be protected at all costs. However, the Xin Chou pillar is also propelled by the need to create a special identity that will help it stand out from the crowd. This pillar simply likes to feel that it is special or different.
Nothing wrong with that desire! But when that desire becomes overwhelming, that is when you need to learn the mental discipline to know when enough is finally enough.
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.
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