The month of the water Dog begins on Monday rounding out the autumn season and ushering in several strong water months as we begin to move into the winter season.
When I hear Water Dog my mind instantly goes to my sweet dog Coco who we lost this year. One because few dogs loved the water more than she did, and two because this month would have been her 10th birthday. She was an energetic, high intensity dog - not unlike the energy of this dog month!
This is a Dog month in a Dog year, doubling of dog energy and the month when the full power of the Dog is realized. The Water Dog is an intense pillar composed of yang water like the ocean and yang earth like a mountain; both containing immense power and force. This month brings such power and intensity to all areas of life. On a global level, more earthquakes and natural disasters are likely.
On a personal level, those with Ox and or Goat in their chart may experience an intensification of the 'Bully Punishment' that has been having an effect all year. A 'Bully Punishment' occurs when Ox-Dog-Goat get together, you could be on the receiving end of bullying or doing the bullying yourself. If you have been on the receiving end it may be the month where you say enough is enough, shore up your boundaries, and push back. Be mindful of your interactions with others, take care with your words and tread carefully.
On the positive side, Ox and Goat are 2 of the annual 4 Nobles this year. So, if you have these animals in your chart you also have built in solutions and any troubles you encounter can be overcome through helpful people.
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What happens when 2 dogs get together? Observing my dog Coco taught me a lot about dog interaction. Dogs are pack animals, being a lone wolf makes a dog an exception not the rule. Most of the time when dogs gather there is play and fun and excitement. Of course dog fights are always a possibility so one must be aware of tension brewing and watch for signs of trouble. This month be wary of tension below the surface as bullying may turn into a dog fight and you may wish to stay out of the fray.
This month look beyond yourself and focus on your interactions with others, explore the dynamics of your pack, and community. It's a good time to make sure you are not a lone wolf, seek out others who may be lonely, strengthen relationships in your social group and with your family.
The hexagram this month is #45 Gathering. The imagery of this hexagram is lake over earth, it describes a place where water pools and gathers. In this hexagram, the metaphor is usually applied to people gathering and community. Again the hexagram this month brings our attention to the people and relationships around us, and tells us that now is a time to focus outward on strengthening bonds and sharing our time with others. So make time to spend with friend and loved ones, or reach out and meet new people, join new groups, and get involved in your community.
TIMING:Dragon people you are clashed by both the year and the month. You may feel under more pressure and see more changes coming your way. However, changes can be good and if you have been stuck it could be a month to make a positive breakthrough so ride the waves and see where they take you.
Dragon Year - Changes in your social network
Dragon Month - Challenges & Changes at work
Dragon Day - Could see disagreements with your significant other
Dragon Hour - Your children could bring you challenges this month or your plans may encounter some obstacles.
Not sure if you have a Dragon? Find out here: http://bethgracefengshui.com/bazi-chinese-astrology/astrology-charts/INAUSPICIOUS DATE:30, October, Wood Goat, Receive DayThis date carries quite a bit of negative energy and a partial bully punishment as well. Avoid any important activities on this day and watch your interactions with others.AUSPICIOUS DATE:17 October, Water Horse, Success DayThis is an extremely positive day that brings success and positive outcomes to most activities and plans. Any undertaking begun on this date will have smooth sailing and good results along the way.FENG SHUI:The worst sector this month is the North:. The volatile 5 yellow yearly star is being visited by the 2 star which still carries risk of illness. One should avoid sleeping in this sector this month especially if you are already ill or weak.The best sector this month is the South: This year the south has what we call 'Peach Blossom' or the energy of like-ability and this month it is getting a big boost. If you want to be seen and noticed this is the sector to spend as much time in as possible. Sleeping and working here will help others notice all that you have to offer!Have a Feng Shui question? Be sure to post it on my Facebook page or send me a message and I will share the answer on one of my upcoming Feng Shui Fridays where I will be sharing Feng Shui tips and information, luck boosts and answers to yourquestions. https://www.facebook.com/BethGraceFengShuiInterested in learning more about Chinese Astroloy and how to benefit from its wisdom? If so, be sure to reserve your spot in my upcoming BaZi Chinese Astrology course scheduled for April 6-9, 2019. It's an invaluable tool for people in all professions to understand the people in your life and understand your interactions with them. For more information visit our web page: http://www.americanacademymetaphysics.com
I recently took my daughter to college for the first time, a momentous and emotional day for us all. Like every parent I want to see her succeed and do her best in school. The Feng Shui consultant in me wanted to use every tool at my disposal to evaluate her environment and to set her space up to support her.
When moving in anywhere, the first thing to consider is finding an auspicious date. We were extremely lucky because the date assigned but the school was not only one of the most auspicious dates of the year but it also combined with her entire chart to support her!
As with any Feng Shui audit, the most important thing to consider is the external environment. This was my first opportunity to see the building she was going to live and my first question was is this building receiving beneficial Qi from the environment?
Long lines at move in gave me ample time to see a very large Bright Hall immediately in front of the building where the Qi collects, and immediately after that the shore of Lake Ontario. These are both very positive external formations. A large body of sentimental water in the North is also the right location for water in this period of time. It was quite clear that this building is receiving exceptionally good Qi from the external environment.
A look to my right and to my left showed a very large building serving as a strong White Tiger and the other side was flat open space and had no Green Dragon embrace. This told me that girls would have more support in this particular building than boys which was also a good sign for my daughter.
Once inside, we used internal formulas to set up her room. A building that faces North and sits South is an East group building which means the best direction for my West Group daughter to align her bed and desk is to the West. I was so happy to see that there was a solid Wall in the West for her bed and that her desk could also face West. She could not be set up better in her new space!
It is a comfort to know that when you leave your child the positive environment will help to take care of and support them. Now that I know she is set up to take advantage of the good Qi at school my work here is done - I will leave the dorm decorating up to her.
Joyous Mid Autumn Festival and Harvest Moon greetings to you all! I am pleased to announce a number of upcoming workshops and classes that I will be teaching throughout the Northeast! Each workshop and class is unique and promises to offer new insights and information to empower your life! Be sure to reserve your spot today!Chinese Astrology for Health & HealingSunday, November 18, 2018, 1-3pmYoga For Everybody, 27 Unquowa Road, Fairfield, CT
Health is unique to each individual and your Chinese Astrology birth chart, which is integrated with the Traditional Chinese Medicine, can show you your unique health profile. Participants will learn how Chinese Astrology can be used to see areas of strengths and weaknesses, how timing can affect their health, how to gain the power of anticipation, and how to use this system for prevention and healing.
http://yoga4everybody.net/workshopsWhat's Your Superpower? Discover and Awaken your Spiritual Gifts with Chinese AstrologySaturday, December 1, 2018, 1-3 pmSupersoul Yoga, 25 Main Street, Chatham, NY Are you ready to step into your power? If so, join us as we explore the insights that Chinese Astrology can offer for empowered and soul centered living. Participants will receive a copy of their Chinese Astrology birth chart to discover their spiritual super powers and learn how to awaken and empower them!http://www.supersoulyoga.com/workshops/Chinese Astrology for the Year of PigSaturday, February 2, 2019, 1-3pmSpirit Tree Connections, 987 New Loudon Road, Cohoes, NY
The Year of the Pig arrives on February 4 and with it new energy which affects us all uniquely. Participants will receive a copy of their Chinese Astrology birth chart and learn how to use the energy of the new year for better health, prosperity, improved relationships and success with their plans and aspirations.
https://www.spirittreeconnections.comFeng Shui for the Year of the PigSaturday, March 9, 2019, 1-3pmSpirit Tree Connections, 987 New Loudon Road, Cohoes, NY
With the new year comes new energy into each of the 9 sectors of your home and office. Participants are encouraged to bring a copy of their floor plan to learn which areas of their space are the most powerful this year. Find out which sectors of your space you should target for improved health and wellbeing, to give a boost to finances and generally support your plans and aspirations for the year.
https://www.spirittreeconnections.comBaZi 4 Pillars of Destiny Astrology CourseSaturday, April 6, 2019, 4 days 10 am - 5pm American Academy of Metaphysics, Pittsfield, MAEverything we do in life involves human interaction, whether its friends, family, clients or co-workers. Join me to learn the ancient wisdom of BaZi, also called 4 Pillars of Destiny Chinese Astrology, to gain insight into all of your interactions with the people in your life. Whether you want to study to become a professional astrologer or simply gain insight into your relationships with others, BaZi chart decoding is an incredibly useful tool for people of all walks of life and professions. http://www.americanacademymetaphysics.comFor more information or to register for these upcoming events, check my website or email me directly at email@example.com.