December 2017 is the Metal Rat Month.
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 / 6 in Kan Gua which has the qi of water
- North East:
5 / 4in Gen Gua which is earth - the mountain
- East: 9 / 8 in Zhuen Gua which is wood.
- South East: 1 / 9 in Sun Gua which is wood
- South: 6 / 5 in Li Gua which is fire
- South West: 8 / 7 in Kun Gua which is earth
- West: 4 / 3 in Dui Gua which is metal
- North West: 3 / 2 in Qian Gua which is metal
- Centre: 2 / 1 this is the palace from which all emanates.