Auspicious Dates and Places for the Month of the Metal Pig 2022

Auspicious Dates and Places
The (9th) month of the Metal Pig 2022.
(7th November 20:11pm to 7th December 12:49pm inclusive)
in the Year of the Water Tiger.
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The Creative
Hexagram 2

A 2 month                                majors in relationship and creation.
A typical Pig Month                is about versatility.
Where to be this month:       South West, South East, East.
Where not to be this month: North, North East
Favoured Animals:                 Rabbit, Sheep, Tiger.
Especially challenged:           Snake, Monkey, Rooster,Ox, Pig.
The Hexagram (above):           Kun The Receptive, Earth over Earth; Mother Earth
This month only:                     Additional He Tu Journey: SEt>South>SW
Summary:                                birthing.

1             8
9       2       4
5       7       3

Metal Pig Month lo shu

Water Rabbit Year 2023 Tune-Ups.
A central principle of feng shui is that the only constant is change. And of course the change from one Year Animal to the next is pretty fundamental. At this time of year, Richard is preparing annual Reviews or “Tune-Ups” for retainer clients. And others as far as we can fit them in between mid-January and the end of February. He has mostly only Zoom slots remaining. The in person visits have are pretty much booked up.
There are also still some spaces for the Water Rabbit Forecast Day: live in Godalming (10th December) and Zoom (11th December.
Sheila has the details:

The Month of the Metal 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#) Unlikely to be comfortable but could be very creative if you’re resolute.

Rats (1948, 60, 72, 84, 96; births in December* 11pm-1am & on certain days#). Frustrating if you attempt too much. Talks tend to break down.

Ox (1949, 61, 73, 85, 97; births in January*, 1-3am & on certain days#) Opportunities for wealth for the female, hook-up for the male. Watch your step.

Tiger (1950, 62, 74, 86, 98; births in February*, 3-5am & on certain days#) Increased power, not necessarily an increase in sound judgement.

Rabbit (1951, 63, 75, 87, 99; births in March*, 5-7am & on certain days#) More power to your elbow; a creative peak.

Dragon (1952, 64, 76, 88, 2000; births in April* 7-9am & on certain days#) An unusual role for you in your kids’ lives. In a good way.

Snake (1941,53, 65, 77, 89; births in May*, 9-11am & on certain days#) Opposed; stick to the facts.

Horse (1942, 54, 66, 78, 90; births in June*, around midday & on certain days#) Slightly non-plussed; time out maybe.

Sheep (1943, 55, 67, 79, 91; births in July*, 1-3pm & on certain days#) Restive, probable travelling in company.

Monkey (1944, 56, 68, 80, 92; births in August*, 3-5pm & on certain days#) You ought to be talking. May not be.

Rooster (1945, 57, 69, 81, 93; births in September*, 5-7pm & on certain days#) Relatively draining, not as organised as you’d like.

Dog (1946, 58, 70, 84, 96; births in October*, 7-9pm & on certain days#) Delays and setbacks likely; make good use of the down time

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

A Helpful Day
Thursday 10th November, Fire Rabbit, Well, Stable (6) *** maintenance
Again about maintaining resources. The image of the Hexagram Well (No 48 in the Book of Changes) is to do with access. Positive but only minor changes today. Service car, check insulation etc.
Activity: Rabbit due East.
Favours: Pig, Rabbit, Sheep, Dog, the steady and the handy

Not so Helpful
Saturday 12th November, Earth Snake, Willow, Destruction (4) ***** wearing.
Powerful, draining day; 3 steps forward, one back. May delay journeys, especially for Snakes and Pigs – mid to late evening.
Activity: Monkey SW3 around 240º WSW for practical steps.

A Helpful Location.
East, Ambition: Year Star: 3 Month: 9. Sun (Rabbit E2),
Helpful for promotions, creativity, career progress and the Eldest Son. The 9 draws brilliance from the enterprise of the Wood. For best outcomes, rise early, settle in good light, surround yourself with vegetation. Dogs and Rabbits gain most. Helpful to the creative, Eldest (& 4th) Sons, writers and anyone who seeks recognition for what they do.
Enhance: add a little Fire – such as additional light and/or Wood eg three leafy plants.

Not so Helpful.
North, Communication: Star: 1 Month Star: 7. Annual san sha.
1 Water drains the 7’s yin Metal. Double-talk and deception; seduction and entrapment, misuse of eloquence. Talent is encouraged here at this time but may not be constructively employed. Best for Dragons and Monkeys.
To empower: Red 7 (seven coins joined with red silk).  

The Month of the Metal Pig – the shape of the month.
Opportunities Missed, Opportunities Taken.
Never put off till tomorrow what may be done the day after tomorrow just as well..”
Mark Twain.

Tsun hai is sometimes called the Golden Pig – because the character tsun hindicates gold. This Pillar ruled the year the Revolution burst out in China in 1911 (in Wuhan as it happens) and 1971 when the US and China resumed diplomatic relations after a 25 Year gap. There are those who think of this Pig as inherently about wealth; it certainly seems to shake things up.

Metal Pig, like all Pigs can be awkward, and is notable for the possession of multiple talents. So the corresponding month is likely to feature a good deal of frenetic activity; expect many and diverse calls on your time. For Rabbits, Sheep and Tigers at least, there’s a great deal to complete before everything goes quiet the 2nd week in December.

The Pig is yin Water and so not over-fond of their own voice. This is a month when words may have to be coaxed out, especially from the Pigs themselves. And especially if their usual competence seems to be faltering. See remarks elsewhere about COP 27.

Helpful Days outnumber the unhelpful this month though help when it arrives may well be general rather than personalised; the Pig appears self-sufficient but is not great at asking for help even when it becomes urgent. We need to be vigilant and proactive this month if we are to be of use.

As we move towards mid-Winter the monthly Hexagram is entirely without yang (that is unbroken) lines. The yin calls for trust. It’s not so much about action as acceptance. We will come across the dark soon enough. And the light that follows.

Richard Ashworth 7th November 2022

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