Auspicious Dates and Places for the month of the Water Snake. 5th May to 5th June 2021

Auspicious Dates and Places
The (4th) month of the Water Snake 2021.
(14:57pm 5th May 2021 to 19:09pm 5th June 2021 inclusive)
in the Year of the Metal Ox.
Public Bulletin

The Creative
Hexagram 1

A 2 month                                            presents cooperation.
A typical Snake Month                  emphasises truth & truth-telling.
Where to be this month:              South, South West.
Default orientation:                       Face South East.
Where not to be this month:     North, North East
Favoured Animals:                         Snake, Rooster, Ox, Monkey,
Especially challenged:                  Pig, Tiger, Rabbit, Sheep.
The Hexagram (above):               1. Qian The Creative, Heaven over Heaven.                                                              Towards peak yang.                                          Summary:                                          hard questions, hard answers.

1       6       8

9       2       4

5       7       3

Lo Shu (or magic square) for the Water Snake Month.

Special Advantage
22nd May             *****             Specially suits: Tiger, Dog, Sheep.
Especially helpful in attracting attention.
Special Caution
15th   May            *****             Specially affected: Pig, Snake, Monkey,
Essential that company (if any) is appropriate.

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

Snake (1941,53, 65, 77, 89; births in May*, 9-11am & on certain days#) Testify, represent, blow the whistle. Without assistance yin Fire sheds just a little light.

Horse (1942, 54, 66, 78, 90; births in June*, around midday & on certain days#) Quiet; lull before storm. More implications than clear statements.

Sheep (1943, 55, 67, 79, 91; births in July*, 1-3pm & on certain days#) Under simultaneous Ox & Snake, note and beware deceptive words. We live in halls of mirrors.

Monkey (1944, 56, 68, 70, 82; births in August*, 3-5pm & on certain days#) At least one huge opportunity which may call for uncomfortable closeness.

Rooster (1945, 57, 69, 81, 93; births in September*, 5-7pm & on certain days#) Snake with Ox calls for greater scrutiny than usual – even for you. But you remain on a winning team.

Dog (1946, 58, 70, 84, 96; births in October*, 7-9pm & on certain days#) Solutions call for deeper digging than usual. Go the extra mile.

Pig (1947, 59, 71, 83, 95; births in November*, 9-11pm & on certain days#) Pig & Snake are of course mainly at odds and an Ox year is mostly mystery. Trust; ask for help if you need it. Ideally before you do.

Rats (1948, 60, 72, 84, 96; births in December* 11pm-1am & on certain days#). Subtle challenge. Hold the wheel a bit tighter if necessary.

Ox (1949, 61, 73, 85, 97; births in January*, 1-3am & on certain days#) Snake is off your radar but on your team. Stick to the point & trust instinct.

Tiger (1950, 62, 74, 86, 98; births in February*, 3-5am & on certain days#) Now the confrontations are between others close to you. Restrain the knee-jerk response.

Rabbit (1951, 63, 75, 87, 99; births in March*, 5-7am & on certain days#) You’re likely to be busy. Don’t mistake busyness for criteria. There is no linear connection between time spent and creativity.

Dragon (1952, 64, 76, 88, 2000; births in April* 7-9am & on certain days#) Again the focus; Snake brings you students/acolytes/admirers. Know which is which.

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

The Snake – Arbiter of Truth.
Assuming they’re drafted right, the Chinese characters of a ba zi will tell most of what there is to know about a person. The practitioner may have to dig deep into the ba zi and into their own resources but approached appropriately, the ba zi will reveal the soul. My interpretation, as I often say, varies but the ba zi itself does not. The soul is in there.
This is a Snake month and the Snake’s concern is with truth. This concern can show as the vulnerable candour of a Bernie Sanders – equally loved and loathed for his ability to call a spade a spade; the alternately shameless frankness and shameless duplicity of a Xi Jin Ping or a Tony Blair – both 1953 Snakes. In 2003 Triple Snake (Day, Month & Year), Tony Blair bought into his own spin so deeply that he lost sight of the line between a flexible viewpoint and an outright lie.  When 1.5 million people demonstrate their lack of faith in your “evidence”, it’s time to consider your position.
And it may be of course that I am simply expressing mine. The observer changes the observed – that’s why no psychic has ever performed under lab conditions; the scientists are there to prove themselves right. But trust me my take remains flexible but it is based on a great deal of fieldwork. Indeed it’s a truism that a house oriented SE3/NW3 (that is to say between Pig & Snake) conceals something: what you see is not what you get. My late friend Merlin Woolcott (not his real name) lived in one such at the time he was online-scammed for £150,000. Not that any of this would stand up in court.
So this month expect truth to be the football in play.
Some Snakes are outraged by this. One correspondent on social media who follows (or perhaps followed) my daily ramblings, recently complained that she was offended by my view. Let’s make it clear: the topic is truth, it’s not a charge sheet but a curriculum. We’re all learning, we’re all seeking. A wise Snake is the seeker of truth, the veteran of ashram and encounter group; the unwise Snake lapses at least occasionally into astonishing duplicity. And there are of course a thousand shades in between. Some, as they say, of my best friends (indeed of my relations) are Snakes.
But as we enter this Snake month and a million football fans are asking about the hidden plans of the owners of their clubs; we’re all on tenterhooks to learn who pays for Boris’ furniture; Xi Jin Ping claims that tearing Uighurs from their homes is an exercise in adult education and Narendra Modi won’t release the Indian Covid death figures, tell me this Snake month is not about truth. Answers on a postcard.
Richard Ashworth 6th May2021. 

Where to be in May.
Summary: well-earned recognition.
South, Bright Future : Year Star: 1 Month Star: 6.
This is where to place the kids – especially the younger ones. 1:6 in the South means a little Earth brings abundance. Earth signifies concentration, persistence and consistency as well as bulk, property deals and capital gain. And activity in the South always draws some kind of fresh attention. Special commendations may follow. Here’s where to buff up too.
To harvest: Earth, peace & quiet. Large crystal (6kg+) e.g.gentle rose quartz

Where not to be in May
Summary: scorched earth.
North East, Wealth Star: Tai sui/Year Star: 9 Sun (Tiger NE3), Month Star:5.
Very aggressive. 9 and 5 are apt to bring out the worst in each other. Don’t work here now if cash flow or health is delicate. Keep the area quiet and still till June if you can.
Subdue: Metal; 6 pipe Metal windchime, Metal stuff
Richard Ashworth ©2021

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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