It is interesting to observe how the events unfold, as though following some mysterious script. By now we have got used to ongoing drama, strange events, confusing government policies, weird looks, and strange actions. Nothing seems unbelievable or impossible. Anything can be expected.
Although on the surface we still live a relatively normal life, we can feel how much things have shifted. Last year it felt as though this ‘new stuff’ was floating on the surface, while deep-down things have remained the same. This year, it is the other way around.
In the second half of the 辛丑 Xin Chou year, we are seeing some profound changes coming to surface, as we begin to accept the idea this is the point of no return.
The good news is, that we have run out of the bad news. The Universe gets tired of producing the new scenarios all the time, so it starts repeating itself. This is probably why we have seen similar events repeating across the world, such as horrific traffic accidents, miraculous rescues, major landslides, floods, fires, landslides, and erupting volcanoes.
In the last six month we have already seen most of the events described in my annual forecast:
The month of 乙未Yi Wei (Wood Goat) begins on the 7th of July. It has countering relationship with the annual pillar 辛丑 Xin Chou, in which 辛Xin controls 乙Yi, and 未Wei-丑Chou are in direct clash. The Wei and Chou form a partial Earth penalty and for people with either of these branches in the chart, this could mean a challenging month, especially if there is Dog there as well. One needs to be careful.
Earth penalty is often associated with negative events which may impact one’s health, personal safety, or finances. However, 未Wei-丑Chou are also storages of wealth and depending on the chart, this clash could also deliver positive results, such as windfalls or creating unexpected financial opportunities.
In a larger context, the 未Wei-丑Chou clash may translate into feeling of discontent amongst people, as the restrictions continue in many countries. The 未Wei-丑Chou clash is also about delays and obstacles, so people may experience unforeseen situations while travelling, delays in receiving goods or documents.
In QMDJ chart 未Wei month corresponds to 坤Kun palace, making the SW-NE axis active for the next two months.
In July the chart is ruled by the Purple White Star (PWS) #9. It is associated with 离Li trigram (Fire). We associate it with Light, Revelations, Media, Arts and Culture. Together with the 天禽Beast (belonging to Fire as well) they put pressure on the annual PWS#6 (Metal), which symbolizes the Father, authority and social order).
We may see how the social structures start gradually transforming. It takes time for the Fire to melt Metal, and whether we like it or not, some major changes will take place, but luckily, they will not take place overnight. The geopolitical scene will also begin transforming.
The Fire from the center of the Luo Shu will echo throughout the entire chart. This could manifest as the events associated with fires, explosions, fuel, and food supply. There could be major a arson attack taking place, volcano irruption, or people may experience food shortages. We may see the blasts at the oil refineries at the sea or hear about the gas and oil drilling in environmentally sensitive places.
During the 乙未Yi Wei month, the monthly PWS#6 flies into the 坤Kun palace (Earth). It is draining it on the one hand, overpowering it on the other. The 乾Qian and 坤Kun trigrams are about the Light and the Darkness, they are the primordial forces of Yin and Yang. They exist in perpetual conflict and collaboration, so that the Creation can take place.
May we say that certain negative situations may deliver long term positive results? Possibly. None of us has the frame of reference for what is to come. We can only guess. Although we may observe worsening of the situation overall, we may also begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Or at least a glimpse of it, but it may feel like we are taking another turn into the unknown.
In this palace, the star of Authority PWS#6 (Metal) supports the 玄武 Tortoise deity (Water). This is the Deity of conspiracy, theft, and all things scary and inhumane. At the same time, PWS#6 is trying to control the annual star residing in this palace, the star of rebellion PWS#3 (Wood). This star signifies the eldest Son, young men, sportsmen, speed, aggression, and forcefulness. It does not like being intimidated.
As a guest monthly PWS#6 may not get enough time to establish its full authority over the host before moving on. It is the host who has twelve months to achieve its long-term objectives while interacting with its Purple-White guests.
In this case, the host will most certainly fight back, which means that we will see mass protests. Major sports events may get cancelled. Hospitals, schools, pupils, mothers, support infrastructure etc. – all of these relate to 坤Kun. We may see hospital staff or teachers going on strike, parents revolting against school policies or curriculum, the church and religion being under scrutiny, the crisis of faith, the corruption enquiry or charges pressed against the clergy, investigation into historical crimes. etc.
The PWS#3 links the 坤Kun and 艮Gen palaces during the Yi Wei month.
In 艮Gen palace opposite, the annual PWS#9 is supported by PWS#3. This would have been auspicious if 腾蛇Snake Deity would have been somewhere else in the chart. Nevertheless, we still have some degree of auspiciousness here, as the annual star PWS#9 and stem combination 丙丙 are both in harmonious relationship with the palace.
艮Gen trigram represents the youngest son in the family, its future wealth and potential. This palace is also associated with ethics and spirituality. Such an active star in a quiet palace may indicate sudden changes and instability on the world markets. The 腾蛇Snake Deity here is also indicative of unexpected negative turn of events. These could be accidents in fuel related industries which may include sabotage, leaks or attacks on the oil (or gas) facilities.
Other palaces indicate that we may se the following:
Armored vehicles, army, and police on the streets
More government controls and restrictions
People get hurt
Sharp increase in death rates
Confusion and manipulation
Dramatic unpredictable scary events
Tornadoes, hurricanes, typhoons in counties associated with N-S
Built structures collapsing, horrific accidents on the roads, at the sea and in the air
More landslides, volcano activity along the SE-NW axis
The Fire star ruling 乙未Yi Wei month will have an unusually strong impact on people. We may notice how some people look through the ‘red lenses’ at what is happening. Many people feel angry. Many could act on impulse.
We cannot judge. Best thing we can do is to look after one another and to be patient.