JANUARY 2023: XIN METAL DAY MASTER

Ideas and feelings are two integral parts of the human experience. They shape our perceptions, influence our decisions, and drive our actions. While they may seem unrelated at first glance, ideas and feelings are closely interconnected and can significantly impact each other. For the Xin Metal Day Master, January 2023 presents the opportunity to connect your head with your heart and explore the interconnectedness between ideas and feelings.

Ideas are thoughts, concepts, or theories that we form based on our experiences and knowledge. They can be based on facts, observations, or personal beliefs. Ideas can be positive, neutral, or negative, and they can influence our actions and behaviors. For example, if someone has the idea that exercise is good for their health, they may be more likely to engage in regular physical activity. On the other hand, if someone has the idea that they are not capable of achieving their goals, they may be less likely to try.

Feelings, on the other hand, are emotional responses that we have to different stimuli. They can be positive, such as joy or love, or negative, such as anger or fear. Feelings are often accompanied by physical sensations, such as a racing heart or butterflies in the stomach. Like ideas, feelings can influence our actions and behaviors. For example, if someone is feeling angry, they may be more likely to lash out or become aggressive. On the other hand, if someone is feeling happy, they may be more likely to be kind and friendly.

Ideas and feelings can have a significant impact on each other. For example, if someone has the idea that they are not capable of achieving their goals, they may feel discouraged or hopeless. On the other hand, if someone has the idea that they are capable of achieving their goals, they may feel motivated and confident. Similarly, our feelings can influence our ideas. If someone is feeling angry, they may be more likely to have negative thoughts or beliefs. On the other hand, if someone is feeling happy, they may be more likely to have positive thoughts or beliefs.

In conclusion, ideas and feelings are integral parts of the human experience. They shape our perceptions, influence our decisions, and drive our actions. While they may seem unrelated at first glance, ideas and feelings are closely interconnected and can significantly impact each other. Understanding this dynamic can help us better understand ourselves and others, and can help us make more informed and effective decisions in our daily lives.

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JANUARY 2023: GENG METAL DAY MASTER

For the Geng Metal Day Master, how about kicking off 2023 with a spot of brainstorming in January?

Brainstorming is a process of generating ideas and solutions through discussion and collaboration. It can be an effective way to come up with new and innovative ideas, and can be helpful in a variety of settings, including work, school, and personal projects. Here are a few tips for brainstorming effectively:

  1. Set a clear goal: Before you start brainstorming, it’s important to have a clear goal in mind. This could be a specific problem you’re trying to solve, a question you’re trying to answer, or a creative challenge you’re trying to meet. By setting a clear goal, you can help focus your brainstorming efforts and increase the chances of coming up with useful ideas.
  2. Invite diverse perspectives: Brainstorming is often more effective when it involves a diverse group of people. This could mean bringing together people with different backgrounds, experiences, and expertise. By inviting diverse perspectives, you can increase the chances of coming up with a wider range of ideas.
  3. Encourage wild ideas: Brainstorming is often most effective when it involves a free flow of ideas, without too much critical thinking or evaluation. Encourage participants to share their wildest, most creative ideas, even if they seem impractical or unrealistic. This can help generate a larger pool of ideas to work with, and can sometimes lead to more practical and innovative solutions.

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JANUARY 2023: JI EARTH DAY MASTER

For the Ji Earth Day Master, January 2023 carries a reminder to look before you leap. In a nutshell, it’s a month for calculated risk-taking.

Taking action beyond our own capacity can be a challenging and potentially risky endeavor. It requires us to push ourselves beyond our limits and take on tasks that may be outside of our comfort zone or expertise. While it can be rewarding to take on such challenges, it’s important to be aware of the risks and to take steps to mitigate them.

One way to take action beyond our own capacity is to seek out resources and support. This could mean seeking out training or education to build up our skills, or seeking out mentors or advisors who can provide guidance and support. By building up our knowledge and support systems, we can be better equipped to take on more challenging tasks.

Another way to take action beyond our own capacity is to set realistic goals and expectations. It’s important to be honest with ourselves about what we can and cannot handle, and to set goals that are challenging but achievable. This can help us avoid taking on too much and can help us stay motivated and focused on what we need to do.

It’s also important to remember to take care of ourselves when we’re taking on challenges beyond our own capacity. This could mean setting aside time for self-care, getting enough sleep, eating well, and finding ways to relax and recharge. By taking care of ourselves, we can better handle the stresses and demands of taking on more challenging tasks.

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JANUARY 2023: WU EARTH DAY MASTER

For the Wu Earth Day Master, January 2023 may be a tempting time to go into hibernation, but it also presents you with the opportunity to take those small steps that lead to big goals.

Procrastination can be a common issue. There are many reasons people procrastinate. One of the most common reasons is the feeling of being overwhelmed. Here are a few tips:

  1. Break tasks down into smaller steps: One way to avoid procrastination is to break tasks down into smaller, more manageable steps. This can help make the task feel less intimidating, and can help us make progress even when we don’t feel like we have the energy or motivation to tackle the whole thing.
  2. Set deadlines: Setting deadlines can help give us a sense of urgency and can help motivate us to get started. Consider setting both short-term and long-term deadlines, and try to stick to them as closely as possible.
  3. Find accountability: Another way to avoid procrastination is to find accountability. This could mean working with a partner or group, sharing your goals with a friend or mentor, or hiring a coach or tutor. Having someone to hold us accountable can help motivate us to get started and stay on track.
  4. Remove distractions: Distractions can be a major cause of procrastination, so it’s important to eliminate them as much as possible. This could mean turning off your phone, finding a quiet place to work, or using apps or tools to block distracting websites.
  5. Take breaks: Finally, it’s important to remember that it’s okay to take breaks when you’re feeling overwhelmed. Taking breaks can help give us the energy and motivation we need to get back to work, so don’t be afraid to step away and recharge.

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JANUARY 2023: DING FIRE DAY MASTER

In many ways, the January 2023 Bazi Chart is a great precursor for the 2023 Chart… because there are some similarities between the Gui Chou (January 2023) and the Gui Mao (2023). For the Ding Fire Day Master, January 2023 represents an opportunity to start the year on a fresh slate.

Starting the new year with a clear slate can be a refreshing and empowering experience. It allows us to let go of the past and focus on the present and future, and can help set us up for a positive and productive year. Here are a few steps you can take to start the new year with a clear slate:

  1. Reflect on the past year: Take some time to reflect on the past year and consider what worked well and what didn’t. This can help you identify areas of your life that may need improvement, and can also help you appreciate your accomplishments and successes.
  2. Set goals: Setting goals can help give you a sense of purpose and direction, and can help you stay focused on what’s most important to you. Consider both short-term and long-term goals, and be specific and realistic in your planning.
  3. Let go of negative experiences: While it’s important to reflect on the past, it’s also important to let go of negative experiences and move on. This may mean forgiving others or ourselves, or simply acknowledging that some things are beyond our control.
  4. Practice gratitude: Focusing on what we’re grateful for can help shift our perspective and put things into perspective. Consider keeping a gratitude journal or sharing your gratitude with others to help reinforce this positive mindset.
  5. Take care of yourself: Finally, and perhaps most importantly, remember to take care of yourself as you start the new year. This could mean getting enough sleep, eating well, and finding ways to relax and recharge.

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JANUARY 2023: BING FIRE DAY MASTER

When the weather is cold, what is the first thing we look for to find warmth? The sun! And when all eyes are on you, January 2023 is a great month for the Bing Fire Day Master to be conscious of what you are presenting to the world.

Building up a reputation can take time and effort, but it can be a valuable asset in both personal and professional settings. Here are a few steps you can take to build up your reputation:

  1. Be reliable: One of the key aspects of building up a reputation is being reliable. This means following through on your commitments, meeting deadlines, and being dependable. For the routine-driven Bing Fire, this one’s easy-peasy!
  2. Be honest: Honesty is another important factor in building up a reputation. This means being truthful in your interactions with others, and owning up to your mistakes or shortcomings.
  3. Be respectful: Treating others with respect is essential in building up a positive reputation. This means listening to others, being considerate of their feelings and needs, and showing appreciation for their contributions.
  4. Add value: Another way to build up a reputation is by adding value to the lives of others. This could mean offering your expertise or skills, helping others achieve their goals, or simply being a supportive and positive presence in their lives.
  5. Be consistent: Consistency is also important in building up a reputation. This means behaving in a way that is consistent with your values and beliefs, and being consistent in your interactions with others.

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2023 CHINESE ZODIAC: TIGER

Fact: the more competent you are, the more responsibilities you get. The more respected you are, the more work or projects come your way. The question is, how many can you handle before you work your fingers to the bone? Therefore, the keyword for the Tiger in 2023, is to delegate!

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 TIGER IN 2023

Tiger 2023

In 2022, taking pride of place, of course, is your role as the Grand Duke! Did you find the opportunity to step up? Did the year bring a lot of exciting challenges? Has there been growth?

SURPASSING PATH AND GOLDEN CARRIAGE

If you had stepped up and accepted the leadership role, this will put you in good position to benefit from the positive stars in the Tiger for 2023. Basically, having positioned yourself as a leader in 2022, you now possibly find yourself being held in high regard by others. This is the gift from the Surpassing Path.

And because of that ‘high regard’, or should I say trust, because people now have more respect for you, here comes the opportunity to take advantage of the Golden Carriage. In a nutshell, the Golden Carriage represents the possibility of gaining wealth opportunities from the relationships that you have built in 2022.

But, to use the Golden Carriage, you must be in the position to accept these opportunities in the first place. Therefore, it is typically the Business Owners who will be better positioned to benefit from the Golden Carriage, as opposed to Career Professionals who may be tied down by employment contracts, or simply a lack of time.

DEATH GOD

Therefore, in 2023 for the Tiger, delegating is imperative! You need to make room in your schedule for relationship-building, space to explore new possibilities, and the very likelihood of more responsibilities. The Death God, as scary as its name may sound, signifies a heavy workload.

Which is a given in any workplace! The more competent you are, the more responsibilities you shoulder. Isn’t it?

BATH AND CASCADING CLOUD

However, as indicated by the Bath star, this heavy workload may be self-inflicted. This star indicates feelings of insecurity or helplessness. In other words, you may find yourself taking on responsibilities because you feel like you don’t have a choice. Example, company has downsized and to keep your job, you feel like you have no choice but to take on extra responsibilities.

When this happens, resentment starts brewing. That’s the message from the Cascading Cloud – passive-aggressive behaviour. Therefore, for those with the Tiger in your Bazi Chart, please prioritize time for rest and self-care.

SICKNESS CHARM

What happens when you have such a heavy workload that you end up working long hours? Couple that with the feelings of helplessness from the Bath, and the resentment of the Cascading Cloud, there is a danger that you may work yourself sick. The Sickness Charm is an illness star. Very likely, this would be stress-related illnesses.

If you start feeling excessive anger or a difficulty in sustaining happiness, it’s time to take a break. That is why this video for the Tiger is entitled The Delegator!

When we put the negative stars together, there seems to be a need for a conscious effort to train and delegate.

TIGER 2023: SUGGESTED CAREER CHECKLIST

Tiger 2023

Making conscious use of the Tiger’s positive stars calls for strategic and focused relationship-building. Therefore, training and delegating is also necessary to allow you the time to build relationships.

TIGER 2023: SUGGESTED BUSINESS CHECKLIST

Tiger 2023

How about the Business Owners? This is a good chance to turn your clients into fans. To give such good value, that your customers bring you further opportunities to collaborate. This is best for those in the B2B type of businesses.

Start off by providing a service, which then leads to a long-term contract maybe? And then as the relationship deepens, opportunity to work together? Or your clients recommend you to others!

To create this type of relationship, you need to invest time into building that ‘bond’. Here’s a very common scenario in businesses that are very technical or knowledge-specific. When a top sales person leaves, the clients… follow!

Therefore, as a business owner, don’t get so caught up with the delivery of service that you neglect to cultivate a relationship with your clients!

WHERE IS YOUR TIGER?

YEAR PILLAR

Using the positive stars in the Tiger is easiest if you have the Tiger in your Year Pillar. Out there, in your industry, social network, friends, acquaintances, the world at large… are people who are working very, very hard. Overworked people, in fact!

Your job, is to get out there, and see if the service you offer can help them take the load off. These stars are especially good for those in the done-for-you type of industries.

What if you are a career professional? This could be the start of your side gig?

MONTH PILLAR

If the Tiger governs your Month pillar which represents career and business, all the more reasons to delegate and make time for relationship-building. Within the existing relationships connected to your business or career, there are wealth opportunities.

These could be turnkey clients, suppliers, people within your professional association, anyone really connected directly to your work.

DAY PILLAR

If, however, the Tiger governs your day pillar which represents yourself, your spouse and close personal relationships, please prioritize self care.

Busy is as busy does, but please make time for rest!

HOUR PILLAR

Tiger in the Hour will govern your children, your staff, investments, ideas, ideals, and ambitions.

For the parents among usare you being a Tiger Mom/Dad? Are you pushing your kids to excel as opposed to encouraging growth?

For the managers or business owners, do consider conducting a job description review. Perhaps some of the things your staff are still doing are now redundant?

And as for investments, with the Golden Carriage, be intentional about exploring business opportunities that come your way! You may have the chance to own equity in certain businesses.

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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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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JANUARY 2023: YI WOOD DAY MASTER

Only the hardiest plants survive the harsh winters. While the ground is frozen solid, the Yi Wood lies dormant, in hibernation. But beneath that stillness, there is still growth underground. Never discount the resilience of the Yi Wood! Like the hardy plant that represents you, January 2023 is a great time to focus on self development for the Yi Wood Day Masters.

Self development, like a hardy plant in winter, requires resilience and determination in the face of challenges and adversity. Just as a hardy plant must weather the harsh conditions of winter, we must also find ways to thrive and grow despite the difficulties we may face in life.

One way to cultivate self development like a hardy plant in winter is to set clear goals and work towards them consistently, even when faced with setbacks or obstacles. This can involve setting aside time for personal growth activities, such as learning new skills or pursuing new hobbies, and staying focused on your long-term goals.

Another important aspect of self development is to maintain a positive attitude and mindset, even in the face of challenges. This can involve finding ways to stay motivated and inspired, and seeking out support and guidance from others when needed.

Finally, it is important to take care of your physical and emotional well-being, as these are key factors in your overall sense of well-being and ability to thrive. This can involve engaging in activities that nourish your body and mind, such as exercising, eating a healthy diet, and getting enough rest.

Overall, cultivating self development like a hardy plant in winter requires a combination of focus, determination, and self-care. By taking these steps, you can weather the winter of life and continue to grow and thrive.

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JANUARY 2023: JIA DAY MASTER

Whilst our Gui Water Day Master friends may be enjoying an adventurous January, Jia Day Masters will have a different task at hand. For the Jia Day Master, January 2023 represents a great opportunity to start the new year with a clear perspective of your finances.

When you remove the ambiguities and take off your rose-tinted glasses, having a clear understanding of your finances can bring a number of benefits, including:

  1. Better budgeting: With a clear understanding of your financial situation, you can create a budget that accurately reflects your income, expenses, and debts. This can help you make more informed decisions about how to allocate your money, and avoid overspending or falling into debt.
  2. Increased financial security: Knowing where you stand financially can help you feel more secure and in control of your financial future. By understanding your assets, liabilities, and net worth, you can make informed decisions about saving and investing for the long term.
  3. Improved financial planning: With a clear understanding of your financial situation, you can make more informed decisions about your future financial goals. This can include things like saving for retirement, paying off debt, or saving for a down payment on a home.
  4. Fewer financial surprises: By keeping track of your finances and understanding where your money is going, you can be better prepared for unexpected expenses or financial emergencies. This can help reduce stress and anxiety related to your finances.

Overall, having a clear idea of your finances can help you make better financial decisions, feel more financially secure, and achieve your financial goals.

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JANUARY 2023: GUI WATER DAY MASTER

As sluggish as the January 2023 Bazi Chart may be, it still represents opportunities for micro strategies for each of the 10 Day Master. For the Gui Water? Grab a friend! Go on an adventure together! This is the best month for the Gui Water Day Master to create some bonding.

Going on an adventure with friends can be a rewarding and enriching experience. It allows us to step outside our comfort zones, explore new places and cultures, and create lasting memories with the people we care about. Here are just a few of the benefits of going on an adventure with friends:

  1. Bonding: Adventures can bring people closer together and create strong bonds. When we’re out of our comfort zones and facing new challenges together, we rely on each other for support and encouragement, and this can strengthen our relationships. In other words, stronger together.
  2. Personal growth: Adventures can push us to try new things, step outside our comfort zones, and learn more about ourselves. They can also help us develop skills such as problem-solving, communication, and leadership, which can benefit us both personally and professionally.
  3. Fun and excitement: Adventures are a great way to have fun and break up the monotony of everyday life. Whether you’re hiking through the mountains, exploring a new city, or trying a new activity, there’s always something exciting and new to discover.
  4. Meaningful experiences: Adventures can create meaningful experiences that we’ll remember for a lifetime. Whether it’s a once-in-a-lifetime trip or a spontaneous weekend getaway, these experiences can bring us joy and fulfillment and provide us with stories to share with others.

Overall, going on an adventure with friends can be a rewarding and enriching experience. It allows us to bond, grow, have fun, and create meaningful memories with the people we care about. So why not gather your friends and plan your next adventure today?

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