Auspicious Dates and Places for The (10th) month of the Earth Pig 2021

Auspicious Dates and Places
The (10th) month of the Earth Pig 2021.
(14:21pm 7th November to 07:44am 7th December inclusive)
in the Year of the Metal Ox.
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The Receptive
Hexagram 2

A 5 month                                      is hazardous.
A typical Pig Month                    has many uses.
Where to be this month:            South, North East.
Default orientation:                    Face South East.
Where not to be this month:     tai chi, West.
Favoured Animals:                      Rabbit, Sheep, Tiger.
Especially challenged:                Snake, Monkey, Pig, Rooster, Ox.
The Hexagram (above):              2, Kun, Earth, Earth over Earth, The Receptive.
Summary                                  chaotic, capricious.

4       9       2
3       5       7
8       1       6
Pig Month lo shu

That which has always been one way has always been another.
Transformation is not bound to any form”  The Great Commentary.

The Pig is the most versatile of the Chinese Zodiac Animals; people born under this sign (in any Pillar) are often spoiled for choice between talents. And in the Tiger Year they will be among the most favoured. This is partly because of the Pig’s special relationship with the Tiger; technically they combine to make Wood. Both are made stronger by this, the Tiger more fierce, the Pig more creative. And now the first signs of the Tiger year are with us.

As it happens this month for the above and other reasons, brings the first seeds of the New Year. The Qi which has been dipping since shortly before the peak of Fire at the Summer Solstice, turns around on the 12th. It is a way away yet but Spring is coming. Can you feel it?

The only constant of course is change. Here in Godalming, last night brought the first frost, a hard one, the car needed scraping this morning and the leaves on the budleia were stiff as parchment. The tropical plants are safe inside now and the effect upon vegetables as yet undug will vary. Just as we see the first traces of the distant Spring, the ground becomes concrete.

The Earth Pig of this month however is not the most flexible of the Pigs; that’s yin Earth for you, likes to stick to the point. Not always such a bad idea. And this 5 Month brings some kind of reckoning as the Nine Stars return to their homes. That’s another way in which this month brings a taste of 2022.

In my Tiger Year Forecast Day, on the 4th and 5th of December I will be elaborating on the likely shape, trends and portents of 2022, as the underlying Qi changes. What’s coming down the pike with the Water Tiger of 2022? For your home, yourself, your livelihood and the World beyond? I also become available for Zoom Tune-Ups from January 17.

The world changes and that which has always been one way has always been another.
Richard Ashworth 3rd November 2021. 

The Month of the Earth Pig, Animal by Animal:
These generic forecasts carry different nuances dependent upon whether this Animal rules your Year, Month, Day, Hour or Life House.

Pig (1947, 59, 71, 83, 95; births in November*, 9-11pm & on certain days#) You may find advice and even assistance insufferable. Reconsider, I should.

Rats (1948, 60, 72, 84, 96; births in December* 11pm-1am & on certain days#). Frustrating and pre-climactic.

Ox (1949, 61, 73, 85, 97; births in January*, 1-3am & on certain days#) The blocks feel so much bigger because they are new to you.

Tiger (1950, 62, 74, 86, 98; births in February*, 3-5am & on certain days#) Ambivalent: simultaneously empowered and impeded. Note the first, accept the second.

Rabbit (1951, 63, 75, 87, 99; births in March*, 5-7am & on certain days#) Protect & include the Sheep. 2nd consecutive month with romantic possibilities. Value yourself.

Dragon (1952, 64, 76, 88, 2000; births in April* 7-9am & on certain days#) Less resistant, more perverse than last month; play to your strengths.

Snake (1941,53, 65, 77, 89; births in May*, 9-11am & on certain days#) Opposed; tack, steer into the skid. It may take you where you need to go.

Horse (1942, 54, 66, 78, 90; births in June*, around midday & on certain days#) Third party disputes. Stick to your guns and the point.

Sheep (1943, 55, 67, 79, 91; births in July*, 1-3pm & on certain days#) Help at last. Liaise with Rabbits; this may mean networking from home. Accept help.

Monkey (1944, 56, 68, 80, 92; births in August*, 3-5pm & on certain days#) Proxy fights; declare peace pre-emptively.

Rooster (1945, 57, 69, 81, 93; births in September*, 5-7pm & on certain days#) Some kind of sacrifice called for to avoid greater loss..

Dog (1946, 58, 70, 84, 96; births in October*, 7-9pm & on certain days#) Some gain but choose your day(s) – the better ones are later in the month.
* Chinese Months start later than European ones. # You’ll need help or a Chinese Calendar for this.

Special Days in November:
Especially helpful

Wed 1st December, Water Sheep, Wall, Success (2) Opening
Barriers come down. There’s a pull to the heart of things both in the nature of this Sheep and in the 5 Star that rules the month. Resist or succumb, but notice.
Activity: Sheep SW1 (around 205º SSW) to be fully involved.
Favours:  best able to make use.
Earth(59) Metal(71)Pig.
Earth(99) Metal(51) Rabbit      all in any Pillar
Wood(55) Sheep.
Water(42) Horse.

Not so helpful.

Wed 17th November, Earth Snake, Carriage, Destruction (6)  Stay put.
Mischievous; attempting to harness today’s undoubted power is likely to be misguided; it’s all going on beneath the surface. Not for travel. Positive change follows acceptance.
Favours: no one much.
Activity: tai chi for patience.
Where to locate in November
North East, Wealth Star: Tai sui/Year Star: 9; Month Star: 8.
Healthy and wealthy. The 8 blesses, the 9 magnifies: all things being equal, this is where to be this month. Metal ming kuas (ie 6 & 7) may gain most along with Tigers and Rats. It may be the best place for the Pig too.
Maximise: with Fire: bright light 24/7.

Where not to locate in November
South East, Determination: Year Star: 5 Month Star: 4. Annual Wu huang.

Stupefying; stay away for another couple of months yet. Facing South East remains helpful.
Mitigate all year: t’ang lung.
Richard Ashworth is one of the most respected Western Feng Shui Masters. He was among the pioneers of feng shui survey & analysis at a distance (for now of course the most prudent way to do it) on MySpirit Radio in the noughties. A good taster of his approach may be found on Audible at can also see him at work on tv’s Housebusters at  Most Thursdays and Fridays he is to be found teaching both feng shui and ba zi one-to-one online (times by mutual arrangement) with students from Seattle to Belgium,

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