Auspicious Dates and Places for the (2nd) month of the Fire Rabbit 2024

Auspicious Dates and Places for
the (2nd) month of the Fire Rabbit 2024.
(10:21 5th March to 15:30pm 4th April inclusive)
in the Year of the Wood Dragon.
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    Hexagram 41

A 4 month                            suits research and invention.
A typical Rabbit Month        concentrates on the domestic.
Where not to be this month: West, North West, North East
Where to be this month:       North, South West.
Favoured Animals:                Pig, Rabbit, Sheep, Dog.
Especially challenged:          (in order) Rooster, Dragon
The Hexagram* (above):         Sun Decrease, Mountain over Lake.
Summary:                             Jockeying for position.

3       8       1
2             6
7       9       5
Fire Rabbit lo shu
*I am now listing the Hexagram corresponding to the particular month in question rather than the generic Tidal Gua. Put simply, Jia Ren corresponds specifically to a Fire Tiger rather than to just any Tiger.
Inside the Storm
the Month of the Fire Rabbit

 “The true ruler is like the sea”. Lao Tze
The power of the Fire Rabbit – which may make it sound like something from an Aardman movie – is the power of Yin Wood upon Yang Earth. The Rabbit prospers at the Dragon’s expense, the way that Yin Wood such as grass or foliage, feeds upon the nourishment of the Earth. Wood can only exist if there is Earth to feed upon as well as Water and the Fire of sunlight.

That relationship between Yin Wood and Yang Earth is termed kun/choi, just as is a man/woman relationship. Man is challenge, authority etc and Woman the prize or treasure. Not very 21st Century ideas which may make them mawkish but not necessarily inaccurate. So just as a Rabbit may win at business and war this month, so he may be lucky in love. As if you’re following, may a female Dragon.

The character of the month is constructive, aspirational and mobile; it boasts more helpful days (see 9th, 12th and 21st) and fewer dire ones (such as the 17th) than February. The light is growing.

A 4 lo shu month focuses on experimentation, invention  and discovery. 4 is the Eldest Daughter, Soen, the Wind, subtle but unbeatable. Spring suits her. This month, advances may be made with hardly anyone knowing: technological breakthroughs, sudden advances on the battlefield. There may be unexpected overtures in your own life.

The Hexagram of the month (Sun: Decrease) calls for more feeling and fewer opinions: our best first impulse in hard times may be to support others suffering. If you suddenly feel bleak, before you explain it in terms of your own story, consider whose it might be. And send help. We are all connected and it can be easy to miss the join. Sun is made up of the Mountain Trigram over Lake which can equally apply to commercial errors based on mixed motives. Are you in business for fun or profit? Can you have both? A downturn may be the time to join forces or seek outside advice.

Someone suggested that I have been reporting too much of the negative. That, I think is a matter of viewpoint. And anyway beyond my remit, I have to report what the symbols say not what I’d prefer. I’m here to suggest ways to make the best of hard times not pretend that they’re soft. As Oscar Wilde said “We are all of us in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars”. If you can’t see that the world is in a precarious state you’re not paying attention. But wherever we stand let’s look at the stars together.
Richard Ashworth 2024 

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

Rabbit (1951, 63, 75, 87, 99; births in March*, 5-7am & on certain days#) Romantic and money-making opportunities for Rabbit males

Dragon (1952, 64, 76, 88, 2000; births in April* 7-9am & on certain days#) Some reduction of assets; a time to lead

Snake (1941,53, 65, 77, 89; births in May*, 9-11am & on certain days#) Comfortable, prepare for big learning.

Horse (1942, 54, 66, 78, 90; births in June*, around midday & on certain days#) Short on resources and/or motivation. This too shall pass.

Sheep (1943, 55, 67, 79, 91; births in July*, 1-3pm & on certain days#) You belong. Again.

Monkey (1944, 56, 68, 80, 92; births in August*, 3-5pm & on certain days#) Your words are especially effective. Choose wisely.

Rooster (1945, 57, 69, 81, 93; births in September*, 5-7pm & on certain days#) Could be argumentative; check ego at door.

Dog (1946, 58, 70, 82, 94; births in October*, 7-9pm & on certain days#) Two forward, one back. Get flexible.

Pig (1947, 59, 71, 83, 95; births in November*, 9-11pm & on certain days#) Plans progressing; time to get bankrolled.

Rat (1948, 60, 72, 84, 96; births in December* 11pm-1am & on certain days#). You may have to speak up but don’t expect gratitude

Ox (1949, 61, 73, 85, 97; births in January*, 1-3am & on certain days#) Some hazards especially in relationship. Do not go gently.

Tiger (1950, 62, 74, 86, 98; births in February*, 3-5am & on certain days#) Floppy; best plan, plot, visualise.

* Chinese Months start later than European ones.
#You’ll need help or a Chinese Calendar for this.

A Helpful Day
Saturday 9th March, Water Monkey, Foundation, Initiate (6) ***** fresh
Deep discussion could deepen relationship or set up a profitable strategy. Best let conversation run; avoid dominating intervention, yours or theirs. Things start to open up today: “the birth of noble children and great material gain” are said to follow constructive acytivity today.
Favours: Monkey, Rat, Dragon, Snake, novelty.
Activity: South East for fresh ideas.

Not so Much
Sunday 17th March, Metal Dragon, Void, Remove (5) **** Still.
Caution: Dragons. Today may not repay investment. Mainly but not just Dragons btw.
Remember that exploitation is a matter of point of view. And choice. In win/lose (such as legal) situations Rabbits likely to win. Dispose of nothing casually.
Activity: Rat due North for comment and appraisal.
Favours: Rabbit in the short term only.

A Helpful Location
North, Communication: Star: 8 Month Star: 9 Month san sha
An 8:9 Star combination is generally very helpful. Here’s the place to settle this month especially if you belong to the East Group of ming kuas or are a Monkey, Dragon, Rat or Ox. As it’s the North, discussion and communication are the key. Because of the 9, expect a high profile.
To magnify/accelerate:add Earth eg substantial crystal or Fire eg constant bright light.

Not so Much
West, Intervention: Year Star: 5 Month Star: 6 Year Wu huang.                                       The West is not a great place for a door or a desk during the Wood Dragon Year, especially right now. Exit, evacuate. Not even Water alleviates this combination and Wood & Fire exacerbate. Older men, younger woman, everyone pretty much, best elsewhere. The 5 can dump and run because it is not invested. From time to time facing the 5 wu huang (which is in the West all year) can invigorate. The 5 is the power.
Adjust: t’ang lung addresses the 5.

Richard Ashworth is one of the most respected Western Feng Shui Masters.  A good taster of his approach may be found on Audible . You can also see him at work on tv’s Housebusters 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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