October 2023 Month of Reflections on Shadows

Posted by: Carol Assa On October 5, 2023

Reflections on Shadows and a New Video: Wetigo – A Virus of the Mind with Richard Coldman As we move more deeply into the yin side of the year, I remembered a book I  read years ago entitled “In Praise of Shadows” by Junichiro Tanizaki. In the  book, he explores how in the past life …

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September 2023 Month of the Metal Rooster – Xin You ⾟辛⾣酉

Posted by: Carol Assa On September 5, 2023

Cobalt Blue and Gold Flagstaff Dowsing Conference The eighth month of the Chinese calendar is always  ruled  by Rooster qi. The rooster, especially the golden  rooster, likes to be the center of  attention and  doesn’t hesitate  to say what is on his mind. He is  characterized by charm,  flamboyance, punctuality,  principled opinions, and  dogmatic beliefs. …

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August 2023 Month of the Gold Metal Monkey – Geng Shen 庚申

Posted by: Carol Assa On September 5, 2023

The Hungry Ghosts, Vivaxis and the Flagstaff Dowsing Conference The seventh solar month of the Chinese calendar is always ruled by the Monkey. It begins on August 8 this year, and marks the beginning of the Autumn season This cerebral yang metal sign usually represents the qualities  of agility, intelligence, courage, strength and chaotic individualism. …

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June 2023 – Brown Earth Horse WuWu – 戊 午 Solstice – Midsummer

Posted by: M. Carol Assa On June 7, 2023

At the summer solstice, which begins on June 21st this year, the rays of the sun strike the ground absolutely vertically at the Tropic of Cancer (23.5 degrees north) and do not cast any shadows for several minutes. the sun then seems to “stand still” (Solstice) for three days, from June 21 – 23. the …

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May 2023 – Month of the Yin Fire Snake Ding Si 丁⺒

Posted by: M. Carol Assa On May 8, 2023

The Month of the Fire Snake arrives on Friday, May 5, along with a full moon and a lunar eclipse, and Wesak, (Buddah’s birthday.) The ruling element of the month is Ding (yin free) and is out pictured as a candle burning under the brightness of the noon day sun. Te snake is also a …

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April 2023 Month of the Fire Dragon – Bing Chen 丙⾠ – Dragons, Flow and Choke Points

Posted by: M. Carol Assa On April 2, 2023

The month of April is always ruled by the dragon and this year it is the Fire Dragon. He (yang) represents good luck, strength, health and is unique because he is the only mythical creature of all the animals in the Chinese zodiac. The dragon is a composite of deer antlers, a camel head, ghostly …

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March 2023 Month of the Yin Wood Rabbit Yi Mao – ⼄卯 Tarot and Yearly Numerology

Posted by: carol On March 7, 2023

March is always the Rabbit month and it begins on the third solar term (Chinese month) entitled “the awakening of the insects.” The Green Wood Rabbit this month joins the yearly “Black Water Rabbit,” creating double Rabbit energy. To the ancient Chinese people, rabbits were animals of the “Yin” nature, meaning they were more feminine …

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December 2022 Ren Zi – 壬⼦ Black Water Rat – Fire, Water and Cycles

Posted by: carol On December 8, 2022

December 2022 is ruled by the yang black water rat. The Yang elemental water is seated is on top of the rat who is composed of both yin and yang water. On top of this, it is a yang water Tiger year. So much water! Yang water is powerful water like the oceans. Water rules …

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November 2022: Month of the Silver Metal Pig

Posted by: carol On November 10, 2022

Everything seems so on edge this month. From the economy, to politics, to wars, there is chaos and pent-up anger in the air. Even the cosmos is broadcasting these energies to us! Tomorrow, November 8th is election day in the US tomorrow and it is being overshadowed by a total lunar eclipse and full moon. …

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October 2022: Geng Xu – 庚戌 Gold Metal Dog and Your Daily Magical Hour!

Posted by: M. Carol Assa On October 6, 2022

October is always ruled by dog energy. These Dog months tend to be unstable because we are leaving autumn and entering into the winter season. During this month, the seasonal fire element begins to die as we move into the colder, wet season of winter, so the dog month is known in Chinese astrology as …

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