Auspicious Dates and Places for The month of the Water Dragon 2021.

Auspicious Dates and Places
The (3rd) month of the Water Dragon 2021.
(21:37pm 4th April to 14:57 5th May 2021 inclusive)
in the Year of the Metal Ox.
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Hexagram 43 

A 3 month                                          presents assertion.
A typical Dragon Month             shakes everything up
Where to be this month:            North, North East.
Default orientation:                     Face West or East.
Where not to be this month:    South, West.
Favoured Animals:                       Monkey, Rat, Rooster.
Especially challenged:                Dog, Rabbit, Dragon, Horse, Tiger.
The Hexagram (above):             43. Quai Breakthrough Lake over Heaven
Summary:                                        all change!

2       7       9
1       3       5
6       8       4
Lo Shu (or magic square) for the Water Dragon Month.

Special Advantage
24th   April            ****    specially suits: Tiger, Horse, Dog, Pig.
Tight window of opportunity.
Special Caution           
15th   April                     *****             Specially affected: Pig, Tiger
Reject nothing out of hand unless you have a free ticket to do so.

The Month of the Water Dragon, Animal by Animal:
These generic forecasts carry different nuances dependent upon whether this Animal rules your Year, Month, Day, Hour or Life House.
Dragon (1952, 64, 76, 88, 2000; births in April* 7-9am & on certain days#) Challenge. Mostly to your ego. You’re bigger than this. Don’t make the common mistake of thinking that a Dragon Month is a free ticket for Dragons. It’s not; Dragons suffer the so-called self-clash – a struggle with ego. In this year however your power is needed to solve blockages of all sorts consequent upon the Earth Curse. Get your attention out.
Snake (1941,53, 65, 77, 89; births in May*, 9-11am & on certain days#) Observe and learn. Instruction available.
Horse (1942, 54, 66, 78, 90; births in June*, around midday & on certain days#) Less attention coming your way; might not be the worst thing actually.
Sheep (1943, 55, 67, 79, 91; births in July*, 1-3pm & on certain days#) Puzzling, no fixed point. Which is the way in?
Monkey (1944, 56, 68, 70, 82; births in August*, 3-5pm & on certain days#) The power to dazzle, the power to cause trouble; police yourself.
Rooster (1945, 57, 69, 81, 93; births in September*, 5-7pm & on certain days#) Flattered and recognised. Stick to the point. Beware flattery.
Dog (1946, 58, 70, 84, 96; births in October*, 7-9pm & on certain days#) Opposed. Chill. It happens.
Pig (1947, 59, 71, 83, 95; births in November*, 9-11pm & on certain days#) Once past the trough at the beginning of the month, the only way is up.
Rats (1948, 60, 72, 84, 96; births in December* 11pm-1am & on certain days#). Empowered but it may feel like being pushed from pillar to post. Relax, allow, accept.
Ox (1949, 61, 73, 85, 97; births in January*, 1-3am & on certain days#) Dragon can be a bit of a drain; the subject keeps changing. Rather than sticking to the point, consider the possibility that you have missed it.
Tiger (1950, 62, 74, 86, 98; births in February*, 3-5am & on certain days#) Confrontational. If it persists, could it have anything to do with you?
Rabbit (1951, 63, 75, 87, 99; births in March*, 5-7am & on certain days#) Lots of opportunities; don’t threaten the Golden Goose.
* Chinese Months start later than European ones.
# You’ll need help or a Chinese Calendar for this.
The Dragon – Bringer of Change.
To receive Kua 51 means the person asking the question has received or will receive a powerful shock, either physical, mental, emotional or financial. The shock usually brings fear and trembling in its wake but is, in actuality, a gift from the universe.”
Wu Wei I Ching Life.
The Dragon Zhen is said to be at home in the Earth just as a fish is at home in Water. Zhen also known as “Thunder”, is a byword for rapid change; not necessarily convenient or smooth but rapid. Few of us are keen on upheaval but in a month also ruled by the restless 3 Star – known to be a bull in a china shop – expect musical chairs.
The Dragon appears in a thousand different guises but each, whether a perfectly placed fountain or the movement of the qi through the veins of the Earth, brings disruption. The corresponding Hexagram in the Book of Changes is often called “The Arousing.” There’s no ignoring it.
This month’s Dragon is of the Water variety; it possesses a silver-tongue. So expect the changes to be by way of information, mostly passed by mouth. These may subjectively be good, bad or neutral – the Tao doesn’t as far as I can tell have a moral remit – and may come in the form of communications from the White House, from Boris’ fun new playhouse or from your partner, family, boss or peers. Boris himself a 1964 Wood Dragon, is of course a master of flimflammery; rarely has anyone said so little in so many words. Actual Water Dragons likely to herald such disruption include Vladimir Putin, Marianne Williamson, Philip Green and Harvey Weinstein. You will know others.
In your own life, such disruption may concern your place in the pecking order. This will be especially true I expect of Dragons themselves who tend not to flourish in their own years or months because of what is known technically as the “self clash.” Dragons have ego; there is no place big enough to house two Putins, no Miramax movie was ever produced by committee.
So if such discomfort is certain, what is to be done about it? How do we render it as comfortable as possible? First be aware that choosing what is coming is simply intelligent, there’s no point squirming in the face of the inevitable. Second don’t delay what needs immediate attention but equally don’t make decisions before you need to.
There is information in this bulletin about the shape the changes may take for each Zodiac Animal and about locations to occupy and to avoid. Your ba zi has Four Pillars, each will be affected differently: it may be that changes to the family structure which pertain to your Year Animal are minimal while those that apply to your Month Animal (which is often more about the work environment) are overdue and welcome.
Finally, remember that the Dragon has magical power. Dragons can seem to do nothing but wiggle their noses but then things start to work. Dragons can solve problems in ways that seem impossible. They bring transformation not a 40-point proposal with a 10-year flow chart. “Change,” as the Chambers Brothers sang back in the day, “is now”. Change is the only constant and this dynamic month may simply be that truth in action.
Richard Ashworth 7th April 2021.

Where to be in April.
Summary: assertive aspiration – not for the meek.
North East, Wealth Star: Tai sui or Year Star: 9 Sun (Tiger NE3), Month Star:6.
9 and 6 are often rivals: two bulls, one china shop. All this testosterone however may make for major business, wealth and career gains. So this remains a good location for inspiration and alpha-rhythms if you are able to contain your experience sufficiently to be at ease with such turbulence. Also a good place to bring on disputes that may already be inevitable. Pigs and Rats may be the biggest winners; others stand back.
Subdue: Earth; stones, crystals, crockery, statuary, lots of it.

Where not to be in April
South, Bright Future: Year Star: 1 Month Star: 7. Monthly San sha.
Flirtation, deceit & wounding are hallmarks of a 1/7 combination. Together with the monthly san sha, they imply a need for caution. Continues to some extent to suit Sheep, Dogs and Tigers as well as extrovert kuas 3 & 4. Probably the safest place for East Group kuas all the months of this year – except this one. Not in any case for the self-effacing or for Rats or Oxen. Water may draw some of the aggro. Okay to orient South but don’t linger.
Note: what takes place in the South almost always draws attention.
To soothe: add Water for peace and quiet.
Richard Ashworth ©2021

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