Auspicious Dates and Places for The (2nd) month of the Water Rabbit 2022

Auspicious Dates and Places

The (2nd) month of the Water Rabbit 2022.
(22:42 5th March to 03:22 5th April inclusive)
in the Year of the Water Tiger.
Public Bulletin
Da Zhuang
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Great Power
  Hexagram 34

A 1 month                              focuses on communication.
A typical Rabbit Month         is productive.
Where to be this month:       East, South East.
Default orientation:               Face South or South East.
Where not to be this month: South, South West.
Favoured Animals:                 Pig, Rabbit, Sheep, Dog,
Especially challenged:           Rooster, Dragon, Ox, Snake
The Hexagram (above):           34 Da Zhuang, Great Power, Thunder over Heaven.
Summary:                               take it moment by moment, pace yourself.

9       5       7
8            3
4       6       2

Water Rabbit lo shu

The Month of the Water Rabbit
The Tiger approaches the reactor.
You’ll have noticed that last month’s forecast was worryingly accurate. Frankly I could do without being right about such things.

Some words of comfort:
The current violence is the last kick of a way of running the world that is out of date.

Technically, during the Chinese 8th Fate Period which drops away between 2016 and 2024, power comes from the North East and travels South West. You might see that as quite literal: the bulk of Europe’s oil and gas come from Russia. You might also see it as consistent with the flight of any number of New Agers from Europe to South America around this time, my own niece among them.

Feng shui works on a variety of levels, as you know and this month’s suggestions have particularly international application. And obviously it’s fine to ignore the wider implications if your focus is personal, domestic or commercial.

In a fresh Tiger year like this one, that directional thrust is doubled up. But it doesn’t last.

The Rabbit Month can be one of accepting the damage done and the Water Rabbit Year of 2023 can be similar; there will be mending to do. The Dragon of April however brings transformation: what was always this way has always been another way. Let’s focus on that. Elsewhere in this bulletin I’ve shared some ideas as to how to address minimising the damage and hastening renewed peace.

FYI: The actual date of invasion – 24th February – was very similar in construction to the 6th January 2021 which you’ll recall brought a smaller incursion. My guess is that Putin and Trump share a Chinese Astrologer. Their ba zis are also strangely linked. But that’s for another day.

The burst of expansion from the North East has limited life-expectancy. The Dragon of April brings transformation. Meanwhile the Water Rabbit presides over the final gasp of misused power. Like you, I regret that anyone has had to go through that.
Richard Ashworth 4th March 2022. 
The Month of the Water Rabbit, Animal by Animal:
These generic forecasts carry different nuances 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#), Could be scary. You have just as much power as you need. Pace yourself.

Dragon (1952, 64, 76, 88, 2000; births in April* 7-9am & on certain days#) Employed or exploited is simply a question of approach.

Snake (1941,53, 65, 77, 89; births in May*, 9-11am & on certain days#) Confusing; on the wrong end of proxy disputes. Practise fairness and informed judgement.

Horse (1942, 54, 66, 78, 90; births in June*, around midday & on certain days#) stops and starts; that’s just for now. Put top tasks on hold if necessary.

Sheep (1943, 55, 67, 79, 91; births in July*, 1-3pm & on certain days#) demand fair reward, be aware of unprofitable blandishment.

Monkey (1944, 56, 68, 80, 92; births in August*, 3-5pm & on certain days#) less resistance than before, drive carefully just the same.

Rooster (1945, 57, 69, 81, 93; births in September*, 5-7pm & on certain days#) Under-promise, over-deliver for a smooth-running month.

Dog (1946, 58, 70, 84, 96; births in October*, 7-9pm & on certain days#) Could be torn between paths, tasks, jobs, careers, lovers. Choice is yours.

Pig (1947, 59, 71, 83, 95; births in November*, 9-11pm & on certain days#) Multiple pulls: artistic/administrative risk/play safe. Risk may pay off.

Rats (1948, 60, 72, 84, 96; births in December* 11pm-1am & on certain days#). Parental issues – both ways round. Or more.

Ox (1949, 61, 73, 85, 97; births in January*, 1-3am & on certain days#) Observe, mind your own business, don’t overestimate your influence.

Tiger (1950, 62, 74, 86, 98; births in February*, 3-5am & on certain days#) Traffic flowing better. Possible hiccups – think ahead, detach. Danger of over-reach.
* Chinese Solar Months start later than European ones. #You’ll need help or a Chinese Calendar for this.

Special Days in March:
Especially helpful

Friday 11th March, Water Pig, Neck, Success (3) ***** Generally favourable.
Very helpful including for placing long term Water. Water Pig doesn’t know how to seek assistance and Pig day pickles Pigs. A day to offer help wherever you see it needed, especially if unrequested.
Activity: Rabbit due East for energy & persistence.
Special assistance: Rabbit, Sheep, Horse.
In any pillar.
Not so helpful.
Tuesday 15th March, Fire Rabbit, Tail, Establish (7) *** false dawn.
One more push perhaps but not too soon. Some serendipity for those in need of Fire or Wood. Seek that which has been ignored or appears restless.
Activity: North West to draw attention.
Caution: Dragon, Rooster.
Where to locate in March
North East, Wealth Star: Tai sui (Tiger) or Year Star: 8 Month Star: 4.
This month the NE is best suited to two things:
1. Learning, research and investigation, especially if there are shaped conifers to the exterior; you can place miniatures on the window sill if not. These are termed “education trees” and mimic the shape of a calligrapher’s brush.
2. That windowsill is also where you might put a Ukrainian flag as part of a procedure known as “metonymy”, placing a miniature of the place to be affected on the compass point concerned. Qin Shi Huang Di of Terracotta Army fame was a big user of metonymy while he was setting China up for longterm unification 2200 years ago. Seemed to work.
Where not to locate in March
South, Bright Future: Year Star: 9 Month Star: 5.
Poor star combination this month: the 9 magnifies and the 5 brings all kinds of no good. Best not to linger South. Or by analogy, to seek attention, as embarrassment rather than celebrity is the likely outcome.
Mitigate: t’ang lung or Metal

Richard Ashworth©2022
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 You can also see him at work on tv’s Housebusters at  Or read his collected Feng Shui Diaries. 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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