THE SIDE GIG SERIES 4: INFLUENCE STRUCTURE

Just as reliable as their Wealth counterparts, the Influence Structure modus-operandi is to work within systems, processes, and rules. This is a viewpoint that places particular emphasis on being team centric. Very caring of others, the Influence Structure individual makes some of the best coaches.

Suitable Side Gigs For The Influence Structure

Keyword: Control

Given the Wood element’s propensity for growth, coupled with the Influence Structure’s acceptance for the need for self-discipline, becoming a life coach or organizational coach will be a great market for your side gig.

If your Influence Element is Fire, you could also consider becoming a personal development coach. Yes, much like the life coach, a hefty dose of inspiration and motivation goes a long way to allow your clients to be open to the discipline required to effect change in their lives.

The Earth Element has the ability to bring people together – to work together, or play together. Therefore, becoming a team-building consultant or coach may be the right fit for you. Alternatively, given the durability of the Earth element, succession planning may be a good niche for you.

When your Influence element is Metal, your ability to take pain and endure hardship will make you a great personal trainer!

If Water is the strongest element in your chart, and it happens to be your Influence element, any gig that controls the flow of people, goods, products, or information may be the right one for you.

Important Caveat

Please remember that these are broad recommendations only. I am hoping to inspire you. These suggestions are certainly not definitive.

Coming up in the next post: the Wealth Structure.

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THE SIDE GIG SERIES 3: WEALTH STRUCTURE

Disciplined, independent, dependable, and accountable, the Wealth Structure is also an easy one where side gigs are concerned. All we need to do is to leverage on your awesome ability to make things happen. In your hands, projects are inevitably delivered on time and on budget. Therefore, becoming project planners, virtual assistants, financial consultants are some of the ideas for the Wealth Structure.

However, there is one caution. It is normal for the Wealth Structure people to under-value your superpower – that awesome organizational talent. Why? Because it comes so easy that you assume everyone else can do it too.

First, Plot Your Bazi Chart

  1. Plot your Bazi Chart: https://bazibz.masteryacademy.com/
  2. Please key in your Date and Time of Birth by using the Western Gregorian calendar (basically, whatever date and time is written in your Birth Certificate or Identity Card).
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and, using the graph, identify your strongest Structure and Element.

Suitable Side Gigs For The Wealth Structure

Keyword: Manage

A Wealth Structure that is of the Wood Element is a natural multi-tasker. Since you are so good at juggling multiple balls in the air, a stint as a virtual assistant may be just the thing for you.

Fire is all about transformations. If your Wealth Structure is Fire, any side gig that involves managing transformation or change could be something that you can consider.

Earth, on the other hand, talks about abundance and consistency. With an Earth Wealth Structure, you are the rock upon which others lean upon to get things done. Consider exploring gigs such as project planners that require long-tail planning. Basically, your projects should ideally last more than a few months instead of quick flashes here and there.

Metal is the element of responsibility. Metal is also the element representing finance. If your strongest structure happens to be the Wealth Structure which is of the Metal Element, becoming a financial consultant or debt-restructuring/management consultant may be the right fit for you.

Wealth Structures that are of the Water Element has a talent for sniffing out money and opportunities. Because of that, fund-raising side gigs may work well for you.

Important Caveat

Please remember that these are broad recommendations only. I am hoping to inspire you. These suggestions are certainly not definitive.

Coming up in the next post: the Wealth Structure.

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THE SIDE GIG SERIES 2: OUTPUT STRUCTURE

Of the Five Structures, the Output Structure is the easiest when it comes to determining a potential side gig. This is the Ideation Profile. Creative, innovative and eloquent, the Output Structure’s skillset lends itself to a plethora of gigs. Writing, art, creating and curating content, are all ideally suited for the Output Structure.

First, Plot Your Bazi Chart

  1. Plot your Bazi Chart: https://bazibz.masteryacademy.com/
  2. Please key in your Date and Time of Birth by using the Western Gregorian calendar (basically, whatever date and time is written in your Birth Certificate or Identity Card).
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and, using the graph, identify your strongest Structure and Element.

Suitable Side Gigs For The Output Structure

Keyword: Create

Given the Wood Element’s ability to diversify, your best bet as an Output Structure with the Wood Element, would be to create as many Intellectual Properties as possible. Always wanted to write an e-book or two? What’s stopping you now?

If your Output Structure is Fire, creating joy may be your thing. I’m talking Happynomics, people! Some ideas for a Fire Output Structure includes becoming a social-media manager, perhaps a motivational speaker, or better yet, turn your cooking skills into dollars by selling your best foods online.

As always, Earth is about stability. With Earth as the element of your Output Structure, creating something that you can build consistently may be the key. You could consider starting a blog or vlog.

If your Output Element is Metal, focus on your masterpiece. Polish that one idea to perfection and then sell it at a high worth. Because it will take time for your masterpiece to come to fruition. But be wary of your perfectionist streak, tho!

Selling your ideas or strategies may just be your calling if your Output Element is Water. But for this idea to work, you really must first learn to brand yourself.

Important Caveat

Please remember that these are broad recommendations only. I am hoping to inspire you. These suggestions are certainly not definitive.

Coming up in the next post: the Wealth Structure.

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SIDE GIG SERIES 2: COMPANION STRUCTURE

In today’s hyper-connected world, creating a side gig has never been easier. Thanks to technology, we now have the capacity to connect with and serve people from around the globe.

A great way to choose a side gig is to use the strongest element and structure in your Bazi Chart. At this juncture, I must warn you that different practitioners may have differing views on this. Some would choose your ‘Useful God’. Others may go for your ‘Wealth Element’. But for me, I would choose the Strongest Structure and Strongest Element. Why? Because that is your field of maximum return.

But having said that, in an actual consult, this is the point where we will be brainstorming as I outline the various options to see which resonates with you. Is it Useful God? Is it Wealth? Or should it be the strongest Structure and Element?

Are you ready? Let’s begin

First, Plot Your Bazi Chart

  1. Plot your Bazi Chart: https://bazibz.masteryacademy.com/
  2. Please key in your Date and Time of Birth by using the Western Gregorian calendar (basically, whatever date and time is written in your Birth Certificate or Identity Card).
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and, using the graph, identify your strongest Structure and Element.

Suitable Side Gigs for the Companion Structure

Regardless of whether you are an extrovert or introvert, people-management skills is part and parcel of the Companion Structure modus-operandi. You have a natural grasp of what people want, what their strengths are, and what their weaknesses may be. I won’t even bother asking you how you do it. You can’t even explain it. You just do. Unfortunately, this exacerbates any extrovert/introvert tendencies you may have. The extrovert becomes more outgoing; while the introvert, having gleaned the essence of what people want, may become withdrawn.

If you are a Companion Structure person, any side gig that involves people may be the right one for you. You could be a broker, middleman, a counsellor, or even a consultant.

Side Gig Keyword: Connect

If your Companion Structure is Wood, consider being a connector or a bridge between communities. You could create a special niche for yourself by just providing service for a particular group of people. Example: rainbow merch for the LGBTQ+ community?

Fire inspires and transforms. If your Companion Structure is Fire, any service or product that inspires joy, transformation, and tech could be right up your ally. Digital transformation consultant, perhaps?

Earth governs stability, security and trust. With Earth as the element of your Companion Structure, being a part of the expert market may be the ticket for you. Rent out your knowledge, reputation and expertise. Alternatively, because Earth seeks stability, being a consultant for insurance, wellness and security could also appeal to you.

If your Companion Structure is the action-taking Metal, you have the potential to create iron-forged relationships with those who work for you. It’s very normal for Metal Day Masters to enjoy decades-long relationships with their clients. So be the missing link. You could focus on services that provide done-for-you solutions (based on your expertise).

Finally, Water is fluid and ever-changing. If your Companion Structure is Water, becoming a strategy consultant or change management consultant may be the right position for you.

Important Caveat

Please remember that these are broad recommendations only. I am hoping to inspire you. These suggestions are certainly not definitive.

Coming up in the next post: the Output Structure.

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THE SIDE GIG SERIES 1: INTRODUCTION

Creating a side gig has never been more important than it is today. In the face of volatile market conditions and hyper-inflation, putting all our eggs into a single basket is no longer a viable solution.

Gen-X and Boomers may relate to this. When we were growing up, we were taught to go to school, get into university or college, graduate, get a job, work that job, and then retire. Many of us bought into that script – hook, line and sinker. After all, our post-Industrial Revolution education system was geared to create workers, not entrepreneurs.

Unfortunately, that script is now beyond dated.

5 Reasons Why You Need A Side Gig

While I hesitate to produce hustle porn (fetishization of long work hours, the glorifying of being a workaholic), the reality is that for most people, costs of living have far out-stripped our earning capacities if we just stick to that one-job script. So here are five reasons why:

  1. Market Volatility. With the advent of technology, things are changing so rapidly in the marketplace, that job security today is ephemeral at best. A friend once asked me to look at her daughter’s Bazi Chart. Her daughter had just secured a new job (post-graduation), and my friend wanted me to see if the job would be stable. My answer to her? You’re better off looking at the boss’s chart to see if anything is threatening the stability of his business!
  2. Hyper-Inflation. As I write, prices are going up astronomically in Malaysia. There is just simply no way a fixed income can keep up.
  3. Contribute To Your Savings. A second income could provide a nice little nest-egg (provided you manage to keep your budget steady).
  4. Pursue Your Dream Job. Not many of us end up with our dream jobs. In fact, it’s normal for many of us to not even know what our dream jobs are. Remember that script? We were just told to get a job! Nobody said what job. So most of us start our careers with any offering that is expedient. Creating a side gig can help you take the first step in the right direction – towards achieving your dream job.
  5. Transition To A Second Career. related to the point above, the existence of a side gig takes away many of the uncertainties that come with a sudden change of career roles.

3 Prices You Will Need To Pay For A Side Gig

As mentioned, I really have no intention of adding more to the online noise surrounding the hustle culture online. Therefore, I’m going to flat out inform you that, should you decide to embark on a side gig, there will be sacrifices to make. Three, in particular, are inescapable:

  1. Money/Capital. Depending on the nature of your side gig, you will need some capital to get the business started. Even if you intend to start an online coaching business, you can still expect to spend a certain amount for a laptop, software, perhaps some live-streaming equipment such as a web cam, microphone, and lights.
  2. What Work-Life Balance? During the initial stage of your side gig, as you build this business, expect work-life balance to literally fly out the window. You will be shouldering the demands of your full-time job, as well as the grind of getting your side gig off to a start.
  3. And when you succeed… The best ‘price’ or problem of them all… there will be times when your two worlds clash – when the demands of your full time gig and your burgeoning side gig overlap. This is when you really must ensure that you are appropriately compensated (monetarily) for working like a drudge.

Making Your Side Gig Work

  1. Start from your base. The easiest way to get a side gig started is to begin from your own power base. By that, I mean, pivoting your core skill and making it an integral part of your side gig. Example: if you are an accountant by profession, then perhaps your side gig could focus on helping people manage their debt. Another example: if you are a customer-service hotline operator, perhaps you can consider training others in the skill of managing customer complaints. This is the fastest way to gain momentum. If you need to learn a new skill before you start the side gig, it will simply take up too much time.
  2. Consistency trumps passion. Build consistently. Every day. Give yourself two hours every night to build your side business. Only two hours. No more than that. You would be surprised at how much you can accomplish in the course of a month or six.
  3. You do you. Forget about what everyone else is doing. You are unique. You do what drives you. Because most important of all, a side gig must not be a drag. It must, at the very least, be rewarding. For it to be rewarding, you must enjoy the bulk of what you are doing.

In this series, I would like to share three ways we can use your Bazi Chart to determine a suitable side gig for you. However, please bear in mind that, having not spoken to you in person, these suggestions will need to be very broad so as to be translatable to as many people as possible.

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2022 AND THE XIN METAL DAY MASTER

At the basic levels of Bazi studies, the Xin Metal Day Master (辛) are typically pictured as fine jewellery. It is taught that most Xin Metal Day Masters, like the jewellery that represents them, enjoys attention. It’s a generalization. It’s not 100% true, of course. Not all Xin Metal Day Masters are equipped to handle attention. But then 2022 happens…

2022 XIN METAL: MAKE SURE ALL THAT GLITTER IS GOLD

For the Xin Metal Day Master, the 2022 Ren Yin (壬寅) is the perfect opportunity to craft or upgrade that outer skin, that exterior persona we all have and use, in order to integrate smoothly into society.

While little has been written about the concept of persona, it basically represents the identity you use to deal with the outer world. We all have a persona. Thus it begs the question: are you aware of what you are projecting out into the world? Is there a dissonance between what you are projecting with who you really are?

2022 Xin
  1. For you, the 2022 energies begin with your Ren Water (壬) Output star. The Hurting Officer is all about attention – gaining attention, using attention and capitalizing on the attention to further your goals.
  2. But don’t just demand attention for the sake of attention! Your Ren Water (壬) Output star produces your Jia Wood (甲) Wealth Star. This attention must be based on actual capacity and achievements. Ideally, this attention must centre around the work that you are doing.
  3. Your Jia Wood (甲) Wealth Star then produces your Bing Fire (丙) Officer star. For career professionals, if you play the game right, the possibility of attaining a promotion is there. For business owners, this Direct Officer star can bring you opportunities to grow your niche.
  4. Finally, the energies land on your Wu Earth (戊) Resource star. This is where you need to deepen your knowledge. This is where we make sure that all that glitters, is real gold!

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 Day Master.

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2022 AND THE GENG METAL DAY MASTER

In the study of Bazi, the Geng Metal Day Master (庚) is frequently visualized as a sharp knife, a sword or an axe. If you really were the proverbial axe, let’s imagine what you would need to become the best axe ever! You will need to be forged by Fire; you will need Water and Earth (Stone) to whet and sharpen your keenness; and you will need Wood to be useful. Along comes 2022…

2022 GENG METAL: INNOVATION IS THE NAME OF THE 2022 GAME

For the Geng Metal Day Master, the 2022 Ren Yin (壬寅) brings a formation much-loved by Bazi practitioners – the Eating God producing Wealth formation! Sounds good already, doesn’t it? It’ll sound even better when I explain.

Given the prominence of the Ren Water (壬) in the 2022 Bazi Chart, Geng Metal Day Masters may find themselves swamped with a tsunami of innovative ideas!

In no time at all, I’ll wager that the action-loving Geng would have converted those sparks of inspiration into an actionable plan. Again, with Wood energies so strong in 2022, it would be a rare Geng Day Master who has not spotted at least 20 opportunities by the end of the first quarter.

Along comes your Bing Fire (丙) Officer star and your Wu Earth (戊) Resource star to remind you not to take on everything yourself. Break down the plan into step-by-step milestones and goals. Get things done one part at a time, logically and methodically.

2022 GENG METAL: AN EXAMPLE

Sounds a bit vague, I know. So let’s hinge an example around it. Let’s say… your 2022 goal is to start a side gig.

2022 Geng
  1. The Ren Water (壬) Eating God represents the many ideas that will spark this year.
  2. Your Jia Wood (甲) Indirect Wealth is the act of fitting those ideas into the gaps in the market.
  3. Your Bing Fire (丙) Direct Officer helps you lay down the structure and milestones. (For example: Step 1 – get your government permits and statutory sorted; Step 2 – fix your business systems, payment systems, banking systems; Step 3 – nail down the marketing plan… and so on and so forth)
  4. Use your Wu Earth (戊) Direct Resource to help you stabilize and put everything in place before moving on to the next step.

So… Idea to Plan to Structure to Experience/Expertise. Wash-Rinse-Repeat. Stick to consistent action every month. By the time the Rabbit hops along, you would be amazed by how far you have come.

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 Day Master.

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2022 CHINESE ZODIAC: DOG

If you have the Dog zodiac sign in your Bazi Chart, 2022 is going to be the year where you truly acknowledge and embrace your creativity.

A RECAP OF THE DOG IN 2021

By all accounts, 2021 was a blessed year for the Dog. Admittedly, there were some negative stars that signaled external interference as well as a tendency to be a loner, but the Fortune Virtue and Heavenly Virtue were two powerful positive stars with the ability to dissipate the effects. The presence of the Pulling Saddle also meant accelerated growth for you.

Come 2022, all that growth from the previous year is leading you towards a year of creativity.

THE DOG IN 2022

2022 Chinese Zodiac Dog

1. ELEGANT SEAL

Of all the stars in the firmament, the Elegant Seal is the one that truly boosts your creativity. This is the star of the artiste. The one that creates the next bestseller and blockbuster. The Elegant Seal enhances not only your creative abilities, but also your strategizing skills.

However, there is a flip side to the Elegant Seal that you must be aware of. While it does convey an extra dash of charisma, the Elegant Seal also brings about the risk of being too idealistic. If you find yourself suddenly behaving more like a diva… that’s the not-so-nice side of the Elegant Seal coming in to play.

Therefore, using the Elegant Seal to the max requires awareness. Awareness to do what? Awareness to embrace the positive creative side, yet inculcating the emotional maturity to not behave like a diva.

The Dog only has this one single positive star in 2022. I’d use it to the max! Be especially wary of people who come in to flatter your ego. Because…

2. SKY WARRIOR

If the Elegant Seal makes you an artiste for a year, then the presence of the Sky Warrior could be a warning about your ‘entourage’. Of course, every artiste will have their own entourage, right? The Sky Warrior is a warning of potential robbery, theft or generally loss of money. In other words, it pretty much behaves like the Robbery Sha.

With this star, take a closer look at the people you have around you. Are their presence helping you in a real sense? Or are they just there to make you look good and at the same time, take advantage of you?

Now, there is no need to shut yourself away from the world at large! Just be careful about whom you entrust your money or business to.

3. WHITE TIGER

The White Tiger signifies the presence of petty people and gossip. These may come in the form of flatterers who are out to get something from you by buttering you up. On a side note, the presence of the White Tiger can also denote small injuries – so do be careful if you are handling sharp objects.

4. GREAT SHA

Similarly, the Great Sha also denotes the presence of petty people and gossip. This one is asking you to be more conservative and to avoid gambling. Always do your research before you put your money down into any new opportunities. In other words, be conservative! Again, like the White Tiger, the Great Sha also warns of accidents and injuries.

5. FLYING CHASTE

Still on the topic of injuries, the Flying Chaste echoes the warning of being more careful when you handle machinery or knives.

6. YELLOW FLAG

The Yellow Flag warns of the potential for feelings of sadness and depression. I guess this would be the flip side of being an artiste. You may feel like nobody understands you. But again, these are forecasts, they are not predictions that are set in stone. So if you feel that there is a need to seek help, please do!

SUGGESTED STRATEGIES FOR THE DOG IN 2022

With only a single positive star in your sector, the best way to thrive in 2022 would be to go all out on your creativity. But you don’t have to do it alone!

  1. If it’s a nobleman you need, the Rabbit has the powerful Great Sun in their sector.
  2. How about someone to bounce your creative ideas with? The Tiger has the Intelligence Star as well as the leadership star in the form of the Grand Duke
  3. If you need authority to help turn your ideas and strategies into reality, then the Horse would be a good sign to partner with.

WHERE IS THE DOG?

The Dog Zodiac Sign could potentially fall in your Year, Month, Day, or Hour Pillar. To plot your Bazi chart, please your Bazi Chart with this free resource (registration required) https://bazibz.masteryacademy.com/.

Year Pillar

The Year pillar governs your interaction with the world – your industry, social networks, friends, and personal branding. If the Dog falls in your Year Pillar, it’s time to showcase your creativity on social media and infuse your personal branding with these traits.

Month Pillar

The Month pillar governs your career and work – your bosses, colleagues, and partners. If the Dog falls in your Month, the Elegant Seal is a great star to have if you happen to be in the creative line as it really amps up your creativity.

For those of you who are not in the creative line (example, accounting), then add more strategic elements into your day-to-day.

Day Pillar

The Day pillar governs your self and your spouse. If the Dog falls in your Day, you can use the presence of the Elegant Seal to ramp up your own personal creativity. 2022 could be the year that you create something that will bring you royalties or future benefits.

Hour Pillar

The Hour pillar governs your thoughts, ideas, ideals and investments. This pillar also represents your children and subordinates.  If the Dog falls in your Hour, 2022 is the year where you elevate, encourage and celebrate creativity with your children or staff.

GET YOUR FULL 2022 ANALYSIS

Now, remember! The Annual Auxiliary Stars make up only 12% to 15% of your Year. It’s just one layer of reading. 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 2022 your best year yet!

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The author and publisher, Paulynne Cheng, has made her best efforts to produce this 2022 guide. The information contained in this blog has been verified from various sources, websites and public medias. However, she makes no warranties of any kind with regards to the contents of this blog and accept no liability of any kind for any losses and damages caused from using the information in this blog.

#59 REN XU (壬戌)/WATER DOG: THE GIFT OF FOCUS

Shhh! There’s a Ren Xu (壬戌) in the house. Capable of absolute focus, absolute stillness, and strength. The Ren Xu (壬戌) or Water Dog pillar is usually visualized as a tarn, a mountain lake formed in a cirque by glacial waters. In any culture’s mythology, such a lake would have been considered fey, a veritable bathing pool of the gods.

REN XU (壬戌)/WATER DOG: OVERVIEW

The Ren Xu (壬戌) or Water Dog pillar is also known as the Heaven’s Pool Water. Many of the Ren pillars have such cool names, don’t they?

While the nature of Water is to flow, Water can only be useful when it is collected. That is why, the Ren Xu (壬戌) or Water Dog pillar is considered as the best of the Ren pillars. It literally embodies the softness, the strength, and the drive inherent in the Water element.

But enough jibber-jabber. Let’s dive into the strengths.

REN XU (壬戌)/WATER DOG: STRENGTHS

  1. The standout quality of the Ren Xu (壬戌) or Water Dog Day Master is your strong sense of responsibility and ownership. The energy of this pillar begins with your Ding Fire (丁) Wealth Star. Here is your drive. Here is your awe-inspiring organizational and planning abilities. It does come with some vulnerabilities though, which we will explore in the next segment.
  2. Your Ding Fire (丁) Wealth Star produces your Wu Earth (戊) Influence Star which conveys status, power, determination, direction, and single-minded focus. Cradled by your Wu Earth (戊) Influence Star, you understand the need to build a solid foundation upon which your success rests.
  3. From your Wu Earth (戊) Influence Star comes your Xin Metal (辛) Resource Star. In your pillar, this star is precise and analytical. It also represents your ability to learn from past experiences and keep moving upwards and onwards.

Add the three together and you have the recipe for success right inside your own Day Pillar – discipline (丁), courage (戊) and knowledge (辛).

REN XU (壬戌)/WATER DOG: VULNERABILITIES TO BE AWARE OF

Your Ding Fire (丁) Wealth Star that is key to many of your success can also be a Achilles’ heel of sorts. It makes you just that little bit materialistic. You frequently worry about money – even when you have millions in the bank. But don’t worry. You are in good company. A few other pillars have the same vulnerabilities.

This frequent worry about finances contributes towards your drive for success. As long as you manage it well, I don’t think you need to worry too much about this.

More concerning, is the Ren Xu (壬戌) pillar’s susceptibility to repress your emotions. You naturally shy away from confrontation, often resulting in a passive-aggressive behaviour pattern that could sabotage your relationships with the other stakeholders of your success.

REN XU (壬戌)/WATER DOG: HOW YOU PRESENT

Quiet confidence is the external persona you present to the world. The Ren Xu (壬戌) or Water Dog Day Master tends to be a person of action instead of words. Many people would find you enigmatic and reclusive.

This natural reticence on your part directly contributes to how you often feel that you are misunderstood. Which leads us to the final segment, my suggestion for Ren Xu but better.

REN XU, BUT BETTER

Learn to speak up for yourself. Express your emotions instead of repressing them. Learn to tell people what you want. It may sound like such simplistic advice, but for the Ren Xu, releasing those emotions in a healthy way will do much for your overall well-being.

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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#58 XIN YOU (辛酉)/METAL ROOSTER: THE GIFT OF ORIGINALITY

The Xin You (辛酉) or Metal Rooster pillar is literally, the sharpest tool in the 60 Pillars shed. At the risk of sticking my neck out and incurring the wrath of the other Xin Metal Day Masters, I’d say that the Xin You could be considered as the ‘crown jewels’ of the Xin Metal pillars.

XIN YOU (辛酉)/METAL ROOSTER: OVERVIEW

This pillar is likened to sharp objects such as knives or scissors or even glittering jewellery. The Xin You (辛酉) or Metal Rooster Day Master comes pre-packed with the deadly combination of both physical attractiveness and mental acuity.

Seated on the You (酉) branch puts your Xin Metal (辛) Day Master at the Thriving stage in the 12 Growth Phases. Typically, this will indicate someone who is highly attractive, capable and intelligent.

XIN YOU (辛酉)/METAL ROOSTER: STRENGTHS

The Xin Metal is typically visualized as sharp and shiny objects or valuable jewellery. In fact, the character of the word itself, ‘辛’, even looks sharp! Do you agree? This is where the originality of the pillar comes in. This ‘sharpness’ can be translated into a sharp wit, lightning quick humour, and fast action-taking abilities.

Rooted on your Xin Metal (辛) Companion Star, this represents a degree of self-confidence so strong, that you are literally born with a healthy appetite for risk.  Confident of your ability to cut down any difficulties or obstacles in your way, this talent for risk-taking alone makes the Xin You (辛酉) Day Master, an ideal entrepreneur.

This same self-confidence gives you the courage to become a pioneer in your field. More importantly, it also gives the ability to leverage on the strengths of others without diminishing your own. This mindset is a key factor in your success. Whether you rely on your own talents or harness the talents of others, you will do whatever it takes to become successful.

Your You Branch (酉), being a Metal branch, also represents your natural affinity and knack with financial matters. In this respect, it would be best if you make conscious effort to train more financial management skills.

XIN YOU (辛酉)/METAL ROOSTER: HOW YOU PRESENT

Your You Branch (酉), being a Peach Blossom star, makes you a naturally likable person. Convivial and outgoing, your social calendar is usually packed with friends and associates all clamouring for a minute or two of your time. Which leads us to your vulnerabilities.

XIN YOU (辛酉)/METAL ROOSTER: VULNERABILITIES TO BE AWARE OF

Your biggest vulnerability is your tendency to over-pack that same schedule. It’s ironic that this is a Rooster pillar, because many a times, you tend to behave like the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland. I’m late! I’m late! You’re usually pressed for time. Because you try to cram as much life as possible into every single minute.

How is that a vulnerability, you ask? Isn’t it a strength? It is! That is, until you spread yourself so thin that you end up doing a little bit of everything but not accomplishing much of anything.

Another vulnerability is your defensive bent in the face of constructive and well-intentioned critique. This is just something for you to be aware of. You tend to bristle at even the slightest hint of criticism. If it’s not a problem, then don’t worry too much about it.

XIN YOU, BUT BETTER

Don’t lose sight of your long-term goals. That would be the best way to be Xin You (辛酉), But Better. As you scramble through the day, squeezing the maximum out of every single minute, make sure that your energies and activities are all geared towards realizing your goal.

Lastly, don’t be shy about letting your creativity flow. The more you embrace your creative side, the brighter your Xin You pillar will shine.

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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