If you have the Horse in your Bazi Chart, 2023 could be the year to unleash your inner entrepreneur and play the role of the disruptor.
These days, we seem to use the term ‘entrepreneur’ and ‘business owner’ synonymously. But there’s a distinctive line between the two. People who bring their unique ideas to run a startup company are known as entrepreneurs. Business owners, on the other hand, start a business on an existing concept or idea. Business owners make their place in the market with their efforts and dedication, whereas entrepreneurs creates the market for their own business.
And for those of you with the Horse in your Bazi Charts, this may be the year you make the leap between the two!
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.
HORSE: 2022 RECAP
Your three top stars in 2022 were the General Star, Golden Lock, and Three Stages. These three, when acting together, gives you access to the movers, shakers and decision-makers.
However, having access is one thing. Building a mutually-beneficial relationship with these movers, shakers, and decision-makers are a whole different ballgame. This is where the energies of 2023 come into play.
THE HORSE IN 2023
At the most basic level, the Sky Happiness represents the existence of happy events. In the ancient days, these usually refer to landmark life events such as weddings, birth of children, those type of stuff. Today, the Sky Happiness points to the opportunities to be a part of parties and celebrations. But… we’re talking about using the stars, right?
So how about… instead of sitting home and waiting for invitations, with the Sky Happiness in your chart, why don’t we be the ones to organize the event and bring people together? This is what the Sky Happiness is great for – bringing people together in a joyful and harmonious environment. So remember all those new contacts that 2022 brought you? Why not create mini events to bring them together so that you can have the opportunity to nurture your relationship with them in a less stressful environment? That’s an idea!
Who we hang out with can literally change our outlook. If we spend time with these entrepreneurs, leaders and decision-makers, inevitably, this will give us the chance to develop our own ideas. This is where the Moon comes in. Apart from being a traditional nobleman star, the Moon has a specific benefit – it is the star of entrepreneurial ideas.
So now, we have both a network as well as the seed of a business idea. And by the way, it has been forecasted that come 2023, even more people will start their side gigs. This may be particularly so for the Horse because…
As I write this, economic pressure is mounting everywhere. With inflation going through the roof, the economy shrinking, many businesses will be looking for ways to tighten their belts and maybe even downsize. This is what the Piercing Rope represents – fear and insecurity brought on by external pressures. These could be political, economical, or social, or a myriad of other external factors.
HOOK SPIRIT AND GREAT ASSEMBLY
Triggered by the fear and insecurity, the next two negative stars are the ones to pay attention to. The Hook Spirit represents the unresolved problems from the past. It’s a little like an unclosed chapter begging for closure. The Great Assembly is like an endless infinity loop, like a broken gramophone. When these two come together, the influence they create is the tendency to play out negative memories, or project past failures… on a loop.
So, there is opportunity; and there is pressure. Your job, with the Rest God, is to keep physically and mentally fit. The Rest God acts by enhancing our physical and mental well-being. But it needs a little nudge. It doesn’t work on its own. Note that they didn’t call this the Lazy God? Using the Rest God requires the corresponding effort to keep ourselves in good shape. So go to the gym; prioritize taking walks in the morning; or maybe martial arts is your thing? Anything, really, that keeps you trim and fit!
Why is this so important? Ever noticed that all successful people have one thing in common? High energy levels! They don’t walk around sighing and moaning? They’re too busy. Once we manage to dial up our own physical energy, we will automatically sound more convincing when we talk, our minds become more agile, better focused, and we are able to accomplish more in a single day. In other words, maintaining our physical energy makes us better and more convincing leaders.
Which takes us to the Heavenly Officer which represents the ability to garner support for your leadership skills. This nobleman star can be used in many different ways. For employees, it can bring promotion luck. It’s also good for academics, by the way. For business owners, this can mean a good reputation. Now, a good reputation by itself, may not be so useful? However, the Heavenly Officer means more than that. It means that our customers or our business partners become our noble people by putting their trust in us, and following our lead.
At the beginning of this post, I made a clear distinction between a business owner and an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs creates their own markets. Think of disruptor businesses like Uber or AirBnB. When they came up with that idea, it was revolutionary. They needed the trust from their customers (both drivers and users) to adapt to this new way of doing business.
So yes, Heavenly Officer can represent customers – customers who are willing to follow your lead. But to benefit from this star, you must always remember that we owe it to them to always give them our very best.
HORSE 2023: IN A NUTSHELL
Now when we put ALL these stars together, it tells a story. It says that, in the face of a volatile economy (Piercing Rope), the ones who spot the opportunities (Moon) and has the resources in the form of networks (Sky Happiness), could potentially overcome the self-limiting mindset (Hook Spirit and Great Assembly). It also says that we can differentiate ourselves by the energy we radiate (Rest God)
Because the end goal for 2023, is to gain support for your leadership. To have people follow you. Customers who are your Heavenly Officers.
Where is all these positioning heading to? To 2024 where you should be in place to solve a problem of a higher value.
WHERE IS YOUR HORSE?
If you have the Horse in your Year which governs your social networks, industry, contacts, social media followers, acquaintances and not-so-close friends. In this case, the most likely scenario is that from your perspective, the industry is vulnerable to volatile economic conditions or even downturn. Alternatively, the people you know are, most of them, feeling pressured by the external environment.
Could you then, instead of waiting for invitations from the Sky Happiness, create regular small gatherings that bring diverse people together to talk, exchange ideas, maybe even explore working together? These could even be fund-raising events. If you are a Fire Day Master (either Bing or Ding), I would certainly at least explore this idea.
The Heavenly Officer is not technically an investment star. But, from the perspective of a business looking for seed money, aren’t investors noble people too? Noble people who are willing to buy into our ideas?
If the Horse governs your Month, it could be that your own business or the organization you work for is feeling the pressure of a volatile and unpredictable economy.
Let’s talk about career professionals first. In this case, you would be hesitant to leave the security of a full time career for the uncertainties of the business world, wouldn’t you? However, the Moon star has already given you an idea that you would like to pursue. With the Heavenly Officer, this could be a good time to get your research and business plan together, and present it to your boss. Ask him or her to invest in your idea and let you work on it in exchange for equity in the new business. Now, suddenly, you go from being just an employee, to having a stake in your boss’s business. That’s what they mean when they say intrapreneur.
Alternatively, be the one who leads change in your organization. Textbook interpretation of the intrapreneur: a manager within a company who promotes innovative product development and marketing.
What about Business Owners with the Horse in your Month? If your business is reliant on equipment, here, please take note of the Great Assembly. While there may be a need to cut down on unnecessary spending, maintenance must be top priority because the Great Assembly’s literal definition is a warning of equipment failure. No skimping on equipment maintenance if you have the Horse in your month pillar. Because equipment breakdown will cost you more in lost business than any amount of maintenance.
What if the Horse falls in your day? If you are in a committed relationship, your personal relationships or spouse might be feeling the economic pressure and thereby, causing stress within the relationship. What sort of stress? Most likely, there may be more instances of arguments caused by old grievances triggered by monetary issues.
However, with the Sky Happiness also comes the opportunity to create new happy memories in your relationship.
If you have the Horse in your Hour, let’s start with the Business Owners or Corporate Managers first. These 3 negative stars can represent Quiet Quitting or even Malicious Compliance. Your employees have checked out. Only skating by, putting in the hours, working like robots. However, with these positive stars, there’s a chance to turn things around. This could be a good opportunity for you to make some changes within your organizational culture. A great opportunity, in fact, to convert ‘mere employees’ into a fighting team with an entrepreneurial mindset. Train your staff to have entrepreneurial mindset by using the Sky Happiness to create team bonding events.
In terms of investments, these stars may represent opportunities to pick up some new investments or even new businesses for cheap.
On a personal level, pay attention to sudden ideas or casual suggestions that suddenly pop up in your head.
HORSE 2023: SUGGESTED BUSINESS CHECKLIST
For business owners, here’s a simple 3-step checklist to use all the stars in the Horse for your business development efforts in 2023:
- Stay current on business and consumer trends. Period 9 is almost upon us, and the ability to leverage on attention will be pivotal to most businesses.
- Stay lean and competitive. Make sure to stay on top of your business maintenance. Nothing is more expensive than loss of business due to equipment breakdown.
- Improve your customer experience. Turn customers into Heavenly Officers by giving them an unforgettable experience. So unforgettable, in fact, that they become your influencers.
HORSE 2023: SUGGESTED CAREER CHECKLIST
For business owners, here’s a simple 3-step checklist to use all the stars in the Horse for your career development efforts in 2023:
- Be sure to network. What’s the one thing that differentiates leaders from functionary employees? Leaders are resourceful!
- Motivate. Train your staff to embrace an entrepreneurial mindset.
- Lead change. Champion innovative ways of doing things within your organization.
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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