October 8th ushers in the month of the Yang Fire Dog. This is a critical time for our nation as we see Election Day just weeks away, still in the month of October, and we all know the Dog to be all about justice. How ironic that we will also see the likely confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court. This is a time to look at, to question, to ponder what is justice for you? How do you play a role in standing up for the under dog, the disadvantaged, the oppressed? The Yang Fire clashes with the Yang Metal of 2020, but surely stirs up our emotions, our passions and our motivation to act, to vote, to stand up, to speak out. Can this happen in a non-violent way? Remember this year of the Rat is really positing an overarching message of how do you connect with others, or perhaps disconnect, or unify?
#9 Star is in the Center with the Annual 7 Star. Mirroring the Clash of Yang Fire and Yang Metal just mentioned above for this month, so too is this happening in every home and business. This Yang Metal is like a weapon, a sword, cutting through and the Yang Fire is rage, passion, action. Soothe all of this by placing an image of peace in the Center to assuage any tensions.
CURE: Hang an image or words of peace, prayer, or blessing in a Black or White frame. AVOID FIRE, the color red, bright colors, actual fire, and family photos
The 3 Star with the annual 1 Star in the North East and this grumpy energy which is already weak doesn’t hold much weight in this Earthy area of the Ba-Gua. Just be mindful of the potential for tensions and arguments by avoiding loaded conversations.
CURE: The best annual cure to keep in place is the Gold Ingot placed on something Blue.
The 7 Star moves into the East with the Annual 5. The violent, back stabbing, financial ruin that the 7 Star holds the potential to unleash is motivated by the 5 Star that could result in catastrophic financial upset like evictions, bankruptcy, and unemployment. AVOID THIS AREA AT ALL COSTS. DO NOT disturb. NO renovations, banging, digging, or noise of any kind including TV or placement of stereo system. NO FIRE as in a grill or fire pit. CURE: Hang a 6 rod Metal wind chime outside the Eastern corner of your home, close doors and windows here. If it is a main entrance and you can’t use any other, place a Ba-Gua mirror on the door, and Fu Dogs flanking the front entrance. If a bedroom and there is no alternative for where to sleep, put a Wu Lou Health Gourd by the bedside table and a Salt Water Cure under the bed. If this is a Kitchen cover the burners with cookie sheets when the stove is not in use. The placement of several healthy lush plants will also help along with images of landscapes and flowers. NO pictures of family.
#8 Star is in the South East with the Annual 6 Star brings one of the best rooms for this month where we have the potential for tremendous success, and financial gain. CURE: Place a Brass or Gold Hotei Buddha with a healthy plant in a prominent place. Continue to focus décor on the colors of turquoise, and blue. For October place 8 Chinese Coins with the Gold Buddha.
#4 Star joins the Annual 2 Star in the South along with the Three Killings and Sui Po. The 4 Star is at home in the South as Fire and Wood are in harmony weakening a little the 2 Star that brings sickness. To further support the positivity place healthy plants here. DO NOT disturb this room inside and outside with any renovations, digging, loud noises or banging. Use an alternative entrance if a front door, sleep in another room, and keep this room dark, closed off and quiet. NO FIRE. If this is a Kitchen be very mindful of the increased chances of food poisoning, choking, digestive disorders, stomach flu, etc. CURE: If it is a main entrance and you can’t use any other, place a Ba-Gua mirror on the door, and Fu Dogs flanking the front entrance. If a bedroom and there is no alternative for where to sleep, put a Wu Lou Health Gourd by the bedside table and a Salt Water Cure under the bed. If this is a Kitchen cover the burners with cookie sheets when the stove is not in use. Lots of healthy lush plants with colors of green. No Fire or bright colors like red or fuchsia.
#6 Star is in the South West with the Annual 4 Star. This is another wonderful room to enjoy this month. The 6 Star coupled with the 4 Star in the SW, an Earth direction cultivates success in creative endeavors, and educational pursuits. Great room for students to study, or for artists, writers, and musicians. CURE: 4 stalks of Lucky Bamboo, a jar of pencils, pens and brushes all motivate this positive energy.
#2 Star is in the West where the Annual 9 Star is visiting. The 2 Star is where we see the potential for sickness and digestive disorders. The Fiery 9 Star may aggravate this visiting influence. CURE: Remove anything Yellow, and focus on neutral tones, and place 1 Metal bowl to absorb any negativity. 9 Purple flowers give a nod to the 9 Star still working some good into this room.
#1 Star is in the North West with the Annual 8 Star. Another wonderful energy combination making this a great room for success, for prosperity, and good fortune. CURE: In a prominent place put 8 silk Yellow silk flowers, a string of 8 Chinese Coins, and ensure this room is activated with regular activity.
#5 Star in the North with the Annual 3 Star. The grumpy, argumentative 3 Star meets with the horrendous 5 Star wreaking havoc in our Career corner. Look out for disputes, for bankruptcy, financial loss, and grave upsets. Avoid this room at all cost, quiet, no loud disruptions inside or outside. Tip toe through October here and you will hopefully not wake the sleeping beast. CURE: Red Happy Hotei in a prominent place. Add greens and healthy plants. Focus on BLUE colors. No Fire, red or yellow colors.