From a search for clarity in September, the October 2022 Bazi Chart carries a clarion call for discipline. And along with the Metal Dog month… new opportunities arise for each of the 10 Day Masters.


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.


Let’s start with a quick overview. The month chart for October 2022 describes the need to embrace discipline in order to transform our lives. Effecting real change in our lives require discipline. From discarding old habits, to creating new and more positive ones. Implementing new ideas also require discipline. Even the creative endeavours require discipline. What happens when discipline falters? We fall off the wagon.

The focal point of the October 2022 Bazi Chart is the Geng Xu (庚戌) pillar. By itself, the Geng Xu is tough and carries a strong sense of resilience and endurance. It’s also quite an aggressive pillar.

From a pictorial point of view, this is a sword embedded into the rock. Yes, Excalibur! Wielding a sword requires strength, endurance, stamina, and (at the risk of sounding like a broken record), discipline!

But is this discipline welcome? Based on the October 2022 Bazi Chart, the answer is no. The weak Jia Wood Day Master in the Chart, will not enjoy the process of discipline. Yet, it’s time to bite the bullet. Because with this Influence Structure chart comes a call to trim the fat in order to be more streamlined and competitive.

Using the October 2022 Bazi Chart to the fullest will require you to enforce either fiscal, mental, or physical discipline, in order to, find the hidden Wealth opportunities.

But what type of discipline is required? For that, we look at the 10 Day Masters.


Jia Wood Day Masters: Fiscal Discipline

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For the Jia Wood Day Master, the most painful cut required will be to look into your budget and trim off the excess spendings. By this, I don’t mean to turn you into a scrooge. However, there may be some expenses that may not be serving you well anymore. The bottom line is to try to trim the costs so that you become more competitive in the marketplace. This suggestion, of course, is easiest to apply for business owners.

For career professionals, please don’t offer to reduce your salary! Look instead into how you spend your time at work to be more efficient and effective.

Yi Wood Day Masters: Take restrained action

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From planting the seeds for 2023 in September, comes a need to sit down and take the time to plan out your next course of action. The Yi Wood Day Master, being a fast decision-maker, typically enjoys flying by the seat of your pants. However, for this one month at least, ‘crossing that bridge when you come to it’ is not going to fly.

Since the energy of the Geng Xu October month promotes the concept of taking disciplined measures and steps, why not use this opportunity to train your planning muscles?

Bing Fire Day Masters: Making lifestyle changes to capitalize on new ideas or opportunities

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The October 2022 Geng Xu month is a particularly vibrant month for the Bing Fire Day Master. A vibrant month, that is, if you are ready to capitalize on new ideas and opportunities. To do so, some lifestyle changes will need to be made.

You see, coming up with ideas is easy. Turning ideas into reality is the part that requires discipline. So, when we come up with a new idea (especially a money-making idea), a part of our leisure time may need to be sacrificed so that we can act on them. Otherwise, the idea remains nothing but an idea!

But for the Bing Fire Day Masters who are ready and willing to change their lifestyle to accommodate a potential new money-making venture, October is the best month to launch your side gig, new line, product, service, or landing page.

If you are not yet ready, then at least ramp up your observation skills. This is a month of grand visions and grand ideas. Which then leads to the next natural question – what can be trimmed to turn grand ideas into practicable solutions?

Ding Fire Day Masters: Sell your results

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The suggested strategy for September 2022 was to get peer feedback in order to fine tune your plans. Now with the energies of October coming into play, it’s time to invest in a little marketing. If you are in the market for a new career or job posting, this one works best for you – don’t sell your resume, sell your results!

Personal note: as a hiring manager for many years, I must admit that I hate looking at resumes. Because a resume tells me nothing. The candidate who can literally show me what he or she has accomplished, is the one who is going to get my attention.

Similarly for business owners, telling new customers that you work with X, Y or Z company is not enough. You need to show what you have accomplished for them.

This means that, for the Ding Fire, discipline comes in the form of words – your choice of words, to be specific. Trim down on the superlatives, focus on the results.

Wu Earth Day Masters: Nobleman detected!

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Learning to ask for help is one of the key skills to success. With the support of others, our journey to attaining our goals become smoother and less ‘rocky’ (all puns intended). Technically, for the Wu Earth Day Master, the Xu or Dog month is not your nobleman month. However, the presence of both your Output and Resource stars hints at the availability of ‘volunteers’. Or in modern pop culture… minions!

So look around you, Wu Earth. Having made yourself accessible in September, who are the people around you who can be your volunteers?

But circling back to the keyword of the month, what kind of discipline are we talking about for the Wu Earth? How about disciplining our sense of self-pride? When we are too proud to ask for help, then we must do everything ourselves and inadvertently limit the scale of our results.

Ji Earth Day Masters: Influencer marketing

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If you have taken advantage of the September energies to nurture your relationships, the concept of ‘influencer marketing’ will work best for the Ji Earth Day Master in October.

Looking for a job? Get someone to make the introduction. Looking for a promotion or preparing for a job review? Get testimonials from your colleague. Want to increase sales? Get micro influencers who can help you sell your product or service. In other words, tap into other people’s networks.

With that in mind, what kind of discipline is required from the Ji Earth Day Master in October? The willingness to sacrifice present income for a larger slice of the pie in the future.

Geng Metal Day Masters: Setting boundaries is self-care

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When a Geng Metal Day Master sees an external Geng Metal, this encounter is likely to amp up the altruistic nature of the Geng Metal Day Master. But there is only so much of other people’s problems we can handle.

The energies of the Geng Xu October month makes this a pretty good time for you to practice setting some boundaries to make time for your own self-care. Think of this as a month of rejuvenation, as you prepare to start making strides into your coming Hurting Officer year in 2023.

Xin Metal Day Masters: Firm leadership required

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Things get noisy when Metal meets Metal. Coming into your Rob Wealth month, you may find an influx of confused people coming to you with their problems. You may have spent September helping them gain clarity, but whats to do? Some people can be notoriously dense.

In October, it’s time for the Xin Metal to put your foot down, implement some firm leadership, and cut through all that noise and clutter!

Ironically, leadership will not work when we are seen to be overtly working for ourselves. When the ‘pack’ thinks that you are leading them up the garden path, naturally, the ‘pack’ won’t follow! Here, you can learn a trick or two from your Geng Metal counterparts who have got ‘altruism’ down pat. Therefore, the discipline required from you for the month of October is the discipline to put the good of others ahead of your own.

Ren Water Day Masters: Opportunity to gain new market knowledge

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Ren Water Day Masters will meet with your Indirect Resource star in the Geng Xu pillar for October. The Indirect Resource, frequently described as the star of unconventional knowledge, can also govern creativity. This is a type of big-picture creativity that comes from a willingness to play and experiment with new perspectives and ideas.

Therefore, for the Ren Water Day Masters, October is the perfect month to do some research on either enhancing your knowledge of your current market, or gaining new knowledge into new potential markets.

What kind of discipline should the Ren Water Day Master practice in October? Learn to suspend your natural scepticism for a month. Discipline that negative nay-sayer living rent-free inside your own head.

Gui Water Day Masters: Own your niche

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Gui Water Day Masters meeting your Geng Metal Direct Resource star can literally attract opportunities your way. Having understood your market needs in September, and now knowing exactly what they are looking for, October is a great month to own your niche.

You can easily do that by curating content on your own social media profiles. This is where the discipline of October comes in – the mental discipline to understand what is relevant and what is not relevant to your audience.


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


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From a Chinese Metaphysics point of view, August 2022 was a month of transitions. With so many relationships in the month’s chart, it looked to be a natural turning point where the influences of the Water Tiger (壬寅) begins to fade and the energies of the Water Rabbit (癸卯) begins to grow in ascendance. As the volatile energies of August recede, the month of September comes in with new opportunities for each of the 10 Day Masters.


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 month Chart describes a feeling. Consider it in terms of market psychographics. These descriptions are easiest when applied to business and marketing. However, with a little bit of critical thinking, you can of course, apply it to other areas of your life as well.

Being a Ji You (己酉) month, of course the month pillar will take prominence. The Ji You is often visualized as dry and fine sand. Think of miles upon miles of sandy dunes in the desert with the sand often shifting and changing the landscape.

Still on the example of a desert, this fine sand is dry Earth which can absorb a lot of Water. But deserts do flood!

With the preponderance of Water in the September 2022 Bazi Chart, this Ji You is being inundated by Water. This muddy and murky Water is the absence of clarity. In layman terms, the decision-making process for many people will be governed by strong emotions. Could it be yours? Better yet, now that you know, what can you do to help them?

The strong Water energies is washing away the solidity of the Earth element. Like standing on shifting sands, what was once comfortably familiar has shifted. To stress an unstable environment even further, the Rat-Rooster Destruction could mean that the emotions governing the decision-making process is likely to be Fear bordering on Paranoia.

Recently, as I write this, the term ‘quiet quitting’ has been in the international news. It describes how people are ‘checking out’ quietly from their jobs by just doing the bare minimum to get paid. This is what happens when Earth is weak. Like literally, “stop telling me what to do!”.

There is also impatience in the Chart. People want to get to the core of the problem. With the Pig-Tiger struggling to combine and create Wood, suddenly, there will be a one-month push to find new and unconventional solutions.

In the presence of very weak Fire, hope seems to be hidden. Wet Wood trying to ignite Fire results in a smoggy and smoky Fire that contributes to the general confusion, disinformation, and misdirection. So out of desperation, why not just try ‘whatever’?!? That in essence, describes the story of September 2022. But again my question to you: what if you can be that ‘whatever’?

Again, I stress, this is the feeling conveyed by the September 2022 Bazi Chart. It does not have to happen to you!


Opportunity rides on the tailwinds of adversity. At the surface, it sure seems like there is a lot of complaining going on. But with Metal playing the part of Resource, there is opportunity to cut through the nonsense and get to the core of the problem.

With the strong Water comes the possibility to go with the flow and assimilate into new communities. People, (while complaining), are looking for new information or perspectives. They are looking for clarity.

Herein lies the possibilities – if you can be the person to provide that clarity, then September is set to be a good month for you.


Gui Water Day Masters: Train Your People Radar

Of the 10 Heavenly Stems, the Gui Water is the most fluid, changeable, and sensitive to those around you. September 2022 is the perfect month to train your people radar. Beyond that, it’s a great month to flex your inherent abilities to affect the emotions and sentiments of those around you. Of course, in sharing this information, I’m hoping you will use this to the good and spread happy vibes (as opposed to causing more trauma!).

The only caution for the Gui Water Day Master? Don’t get sucked in! Gui Water mixing with Ji Earth literally creates sticky and clingy mud. Helping others feel better is great. But if you get sucked in, it will be hard for you to disengage.

Jia Wood Day Masters: Opportunity To Gently Shape Your Reputation

From the perspective of the Jia Wood Day Master, this Ji You (己酉) month is like clay that you can gently shape into what you want. Putty in your hands? Maybe! This ‘clay’ represents your reputation and authority.

Therefore, September 2022 presents you with the opportunity to gradually reform how others view and react to you! Be it in your professional or personal life, how can you change the way others respond to you?

Like the pottery maker in the sample photo, the clay takes the shape dictated by the hands that guides it. Therefore, the solution is by changing your responses as well. Or, by being aware of how you automatically react to any given circumstances.

But go gently, and go slowly. This ‘clay’ is still being moulded. Too much pressure could break it. There is no rushing this process.

Yi Wood Day Masters: Opportunity To Start Planting The Seeds (For 2023, Of Course!)

It’s a common misconception that planting typically happens only in Spring. But for many types of crops, Autumn is a good season for planting. To bed the seeds while the earth is still warm, leaving the seeds to germinate during the frozen Winter seasons, and waiting for the first push of green leaves to peek out of the ground in Spring.

Yi Wood thrives on wet, mineral rich ground. Ever noticed how a desert always blooms after a flash flood? September 2022 brings you the window to start planting the seeds for 2023. But what should you plant? Plant for new breakthrough and leverage, of course!

But what sort of leverage? The strong Water in the Chart can carry your seeds to faraway places. Leverage by connecting with different communities, of course! Because come 2023, your biggest opportunity is likely to come through your networks.

Bing Fire Day Masters: Share Practical Ideas

In a world where hope is diminished, you need to be the light that guides. After all, that’s the Bing Fire’s job! In the case of the September 2022 Bazi Chart, the Bing Fire is urgently needed to evaporate the flash flood.

Therefore, September 2022 provides you with a window of opportunity where you can share your ideas. These ideas must be immediately practicable and usable. You, after all, are the most far-sighted of the 10 Heavenly Stems. While the rest of the Day Masters find themselves stagnated with muddled thinking, your ability to show people the possibilities is the key to making September work for you.

More importantly, these ideas must not be about you! Instead, these ideas must be driven by your magnanimous concern for everyone else. So no peacocking, my dear Bing!

Ding Fire Day Masters: Collective Strategic Planning

As we inch ever closer to 2023 which is your 7 Killings year, Ding Fires will urgently need to do some strategic planning. September 2022 brings an opportunity to fine-tune your plans by accumulating some peer feedback. Talk to your friends and colleagues, get a mentor. If you are student, perhaps advice from your teachers. Or at the very minimum, study your competitors.

You see, Ding Fire Day Masters are resource-reliant. However, in September 2022, this wet Wood is difficult for Ding Fire to consume. Which means that relying on data alone is not practicable. You will need some peer feedback.

Of course, there is the negative flip to this – you can create effective smokescreens, if you want to. But that’s only for those who are feeling just a teensy-weensy bit evil right now. 😊

Wu Earth Day Masters: Make Yourself Accessible

All the water and mud in the September 2022 Bazi Chart can evoke a feeling of isolation from the perspective of the Wu Earth. Like a defensive moat that encircles you, the temptation to self-isolate will be like a siren call. Irresistible!

Nevertheless, please resist! Otherwise, you risk stagnating all the progress that you have made in 2022. After all, this Ren Yin (壬寅) year was a great chance for you to take action and get moving. So why self-sabotage?

Instead, do lower the drawbridge and make it easy for your friends, family, fans, and tribe to access you.

Ji Earth Day Masters: Nurture

Wet Earth is productive, abundant, and above all, nurturing. That’s the theme of September 2022 for the Ji Earth Day Master. Nurture your market, your business partners, your business relationships, personal relationships, family, friends, fans. At a push, at least nurture your plants? Kidding!

September is going to be a busy month for you anyway. So at least prioritize the nurturing side of your nature, lest you end up being busy being busy!

Geng Metal Day Masters: Prioritize Learning From Others

When your Direct Resource sits on (and reveals) your Rob Wealth, this is the perfect month to check out what others are doing. Since the Rob Wealth star is being revealed, a viable use of September’s energy is to check out what your competitors are doing. They can’t hide their strategies and tactics anymore. It’s literally being ‘revealed’ for the world to see.

The Rob Wealth star has always been viewed negatively as one in which others rob you. Well, you can use it to rob others as well by learning from them.

Therefore, the September 2022 energies can be used in two ways for the Geng Metal:

Option 1: Attend talks where you learn from others

Option 2: Conduct classes and workshops where you teach (and at the same time, learn from your students/participants)

Attending talks will cost some money, of course. It will require some investments from you. Hence, the use of your Rob Wealth.

By extension, what’s a no-no for the Geng Metal Day Master? Petulant and childish behaviour, self-entitled Karen-like behaviour is an absolute no-go!

Xin Metal Day Masters: Help Others Gain Clarity

September being a Rooster month, of course the Xin Metal will have the heaviest responsibility. After all, you are the one who is in the Prosperous stage right now.

In the monthly scheme of the September 2022 Bazi Chart, the Xin Metal can take the role akin to a sieve. Help people filter the information to find the gold. (Or, as in my example, filter away the mud to reveal the fresh and juicy strawberries!)

Therefore, with that task ennobled to you, the first thing you must do is to learn to temper your own knee-jerk reactions. You are, after all, the filter of the month. If the filter stops filtering, then we’ll all drown in the mud.

Ren Water Day Masters: Expand Your Sphere Of Influence

The September 2022 Bazi Chart sees Water rushing in as the weak Earth (sand) gives way. Using nature as an example, this is like the sea eroding the shores and expanding its influence.

You see, the Ren Water’s unique ability is to literally blend into different communities. But when a month comes with your Direct Officer sitting on your Direct Resource, the two combined spells one word: RESPECT.

This is the perfect month to gain the respect of all the communities you are a part of. How to do that? By generously sharing your knowledge.

I know what you are going to say next. You’re gonna tell me, “But I don’t know anything!” Trust me. You know something that others want to learn. Please do not ever describe yourself as ‘just’ anything. All of us are not ‘just’ anything.


Hi everyone! This is the first time I’m putting the monthly forecasts on the blog. Please let me know if you find this useful. In the past, I’ve always resisted because it makes no sense from an SEO point of view. However, I think my little blog has enough daily readers now, that sharing the monthly forecasts will deliver value.

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


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