January 2017 is the Metal Ox Month.
The qi is now changing over as the Ox and the Rooster can combine to form metal. This is therefore a big transition month. Don't hold your breath waiting for news of that promotion / transfer / successful tender etc. Use the month to fast, reflect and contemplate your role in your life. Renew, refresh and recalibrate. This month we also have Chinese New Year occurring with most of the celebrations occurring this side of the Solar Year change.
There are 9 directions including the centre.
The chi rotates through these 9 palaces in a predictable way, but it has 2 additional layers of interpretation.
- the gua or palace it lands in
- the annual star that is hosted in that gua
This gives 3 possible interactions which will bring greater or lesser benefits to individuals.
- North: 7 / 5 in Kan Gua which has the qi of water
- North East:
5 / 3in Gen Gua which is earth - the mountain
- East: 9 / 7 in Zhuen Gua which is wood.
- South East: 1 / 8 in Sun Gua which is wood
- South: 6 / 4 in Li Gua which is fire
- South West: 8 / 6 in Kun Gua which is earth
- West: 4 / 2 in Dui Gua which is metal
- North West: 3 / 1 in Qian Gua which is metal
- Centre: 2 / 9 this is the palace from which all emanates.