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2022 - Year of the Tiger (Water)

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In a nutshell because of the heavy Water influence on this year:

 

"Resist the tendency to respond on impulse, and give room to think things out and research from all perspectives before leaping ahead because it will benefit you greatly."

 

Feng Shui forecast and horoscope of 2022

 

Note: to the author(s) of the Year of the Tiger main page logo: we'll done! :)

 

 

 

 

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Yes and thanks for updating the link. I tested it before posting but the website dev. must have changed the URL. 

 

 

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"...the yang water on top represents fierce ocean water which sometimes become a tsunami. This may trigger impulsive and fierce violent actions without careful consideration and planning.  Hence  there could still be skirmishes and conflicts and even war and destructive actions."

 

2022 The Year of the Tiger Forecast

 

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From- https://www.wikihow.com/Read-Your-Chinese-Horoscope
 

In 2022 and 2023 we (mostly) in Water. image.png.79ab9c0affbab4907a3bf53b395d97f8.png

Know your element. Almost done! Now we're getting to your element. On the outside, it's quite simple. Just take the last number in the year of your birth![2]
  • 0 or 1: Metal
  • 2 or 3: Water
  • 4 or 5: Wood
  • 6 or 7: Fire
  • 8 or 9: Earth
    • What does this mean? Again, it's a cycle, this part emphasizing movement and change. Whatever element you are will naturally be emphasized, but how does it mix with the element of the current year? It is believed that the element of the year is the dominant one -- some years will work with your element, while others will work against, creating harmony and disharmony.
    • There are believed to be two cycles: the creative cycle and the destructive cycle.
    • For example, water destroys fire but produces wood and so forth. Each element affects others in different ways, ideally creating a perfect balance.
    • It is believed that the elements line up with the 4 seasons. Wood is the strongest in spring, fire in summer, Earth during the season transitions, and so on.
    • Each element is dominant for 2 years in a row. The cycle repeats every 10 years (there being 5 elements and all).

 

 

<addon being born in Oct 1964 makes me a Wood Dragon.  A dangerous combination, mostly to myself :)

 

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20 hours ago, thelerner said:

From- https://www.wikihow.com/Read-Your-Chinese-Horoscope
 

In 2022 and 2023 we (mostly) in Water. image.png.79ab9c0affbab4907a3bf53b395d97f8.png

Know your element. Almost done! Now we're getting to your element. On the outside, it's quite simple. Just take the last number in the year of your birth![2]
  • 0 or 1: Metal
  • 2 or 3: Water
  • 4 or 5: Wood
  • 6 or 7: Fire
  • 8 or 9: Earth
    • What does this mean? Again, it's a cycle, this part emphasizing movement and change. Whatever element you are will naturally be emphasized, but how does it mix with the element of the current year? It is believed that the element of the year is the dominant one -- some years will work with your element, while others will work against, creating harmony and disharmony.
    • There are believed to be two cycles: the creative cycle and the destructive cycle.
    • For example, water destroys fire but produces wood and so forth. Each element affects others in different ways, ideally creating a perfect balance.
    • It is believed that the elements line up with the 4 seasons. Wood is the strongest in spring, fire in summer, Earth during the season transitions, and so on.
    • Each element is dominant for 2 years in a row. The cycle repeats every 10 years (there being 5 elements and all).

 

 

<addon being born in Oct 1964 makes me a Wood Dragon.  A dangerous combination, mostly to myself :)

 

 

Great finding, what happened when there is only two seasons, the dry and rainy season? how the 5 elements line up with the two seasons? Also, when the cycle repeats every ten years when there are 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac?

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A gave it away years ago, but the book, The Web that has no Weaver had nice depth on viewing the world and life strategies in terms of the 5 seasons. 

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1. Do you live in the Equator? Then it's balanced. Yin-Wet & Yang-Dry.

 

2. They manifest via the internal meridian clock; Wood (11pm till basically 11am the next day); Water (3pm to 7pm Urinary Bladder & Kidney), etc.

 

3. Yang - Heaven - 12 constellations (Aries, Taurus, Gemini...). 

Yin - Earth - 12 constellations take physical form. You are reborn. 

 

12 animals correspond to the 12 constellations.

 

The Earth cycle repeats itself every 12 years through the 12 animals, not 10 years. You mention ten because of the 5E? Let's break it down:

 

1. Fire: Horse (Yang) & Snake (Yin)

2. Wood: Tiger (Yang) & Rabbit (Yin)

3. Metal: Monkey (Yang) & Rooster (Yin)

4. Water: Rat (Yang) & Pig (Yin)

5. Earth: Dragon (Wood - Yang), Dog (Metal - Yang), Sheep/Goat (Fire -Yin) & Ox/Buffalo (Water - Yin). Balanced because of 2 Yang + 2 Yin.

 

1. Water (Yang & Yin): years ending 2  & 3 respectively. 

2. Wood (Yang & Yin): years ending 4 & 5.

3. Fire (Yang & Yin): years ending 6 & 7.

4. Earth (Yang & Yin): years ending 8 & 9.

5. Metal (Yang & Yin). years ending 0 & 1.

 

Its not a cycle of ten years but a cycle of twelve animals divided according to the Yin & Yang and the Five Forces (aspects of Yin & Yang).

 

The cycle always starts from the Yang aspect (from Heaven) to down below (to Earth) which is Yin.

 

So really we should call it the Yang &  Yin not vice versa.

 

Yang & Yin 

 

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Does anyone know where the inner animal: birth month,  true animal: birth date and secret animal: birth hour come from? I was trying to find the equivalent in Chinese with no luck so I wonder if those terms are specific to fengshui in  their lingo or is there a different equivalent in Chinese? Just curious.

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1 hour ago, Mig said:

Does anyone know where the inner animal: birth month,  true animal: birth date and secret animal: birth hour come from? I was trying to find the equivalent in Chinese with no luck so I wonder if those terms are specific to fengshui in  their lingo or is there a different equivalent in Chinese? Just curious.

 

Good question that deserves a somewhat tangential/expanded answer.  (You probably mean "birth day" rather than "birth date?") 

 

 These are terms used by some bazi schools (bazi is not exactly feng shui and not exactly astrology -- the closest description IMO would be "destiny analysis" and the practitioners were sometimes known as "qi readers" or "spirit readers" but mostly just "bazi readers.")  The "animal of the year of birth" taken out of context is a phenomenon of pop culture, and any analysis based on that is fully bogus.  The real analysis may include all four animals (those of the year, month, day, hour of birth) or bypass them altogether, since each "animal" is a shorthand for the wuxing "moment" anyway, i.e. for particular types of qi derived from above and below (from the 10 Heavenly Stems and 12 Earthly Branches) acting on an individual destiny depending on the timing and nature of their interaction.  Each animal "contains" particular wuxing "elements" ( phases of qi) and interacts with all others "above" and "below."  To figure out how exactly, one has to have a very clear picture of the overall "ecosystem" of a destiny. Here's one way to think of it:

 

The "Year animal" is the climate -- if you are born, say, in Alaska, it's different from being born in the rain forest of Peru, and from the start you are under the influence of a different set of energies.  Only in this case it's the Alaska or Peru moment of the cosmic, heavenly qi (coming from the movement of the Heavenly Stems) and of the earthly qi (coming from the movement of the Earthly Branches).  Sometimes the year comes when you get Alaska above and Peru below, and the interactions get complicated.  Sometimes you get Alaska below and Peru above, and sometimes Alaska below and above, etc. -- only you are looking at, not 2 "places in time" but 10 gears interacting with 12, and each of the "gears" is in its yin mode or its yang mode, and each is of one of 5 types (wuxing phases of qi, or "elements" as they are popularly known) -- and that's the year alone, to say nothing of the smaller or larger periods -- so it gets pretty complicated. 

 

The "Month animal" is the weather at the time you're born -- which some schools see as a more significant factor than the climate.  Indeed, if you're born in Alaska on a warm July afternoon, it matters more for you individually than what the overall climate of Alaska is for the rest of the year.  Some bazi schools look at the month animal for the most broad generalizations about one's destiny, rather than the year animal.  Others, like I already mentioned, may bypass that "animal" thing altogether as superfluous, merely a metaphor for convenience, a mnemonic device.

 

The "Day animal" is, following the same metaphor, the house you're born in -- again, it may determine more in your individual destiny than the climate or weather.  So, some schools "broadly generalize" around that.

 

The "Hour animal" is, again, significant in your personal destiny -- is it the hour when normally people eat dinner, go to bed, watch TV, chop wood or carry water? -- or the hour when someone accidentally set the house on fire? -- or the hour when plumbing suddenly failed and the pipes burst? -- and so on.  So, again, important.  

 

The names you cited, which may be used by some bazi schools but not others, merely reflect that significance of each, again metaphorically.  E.g., in my experience as a bazi reader, the hour's "secret" animal may be "secret" merely because many people don't know what it is. :)  

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58 minutes ago, Taomeow said:

 

Good question that deserves a somewhat tangential/expanded answer.  (You probably mean "birth day" rather than "birth date?") 

 

 These are terms used by some bazi schools (bazi is not exactly feng shui and not exactly astrology -- the closest description IMO would be "destiny analysis" and the practitioners were sometimes known as "qi readers" or "spirit readers" but mostly just "bazi readers.")  The "animal of the year of birth" taken out of context is a phenomenon of pop culture, and any analysis based on that is fully bogus.  The real analysis may include all four animals (those of the year, month, day, hour of birth) or bypass them altogether, since each "animal" is a shorthand for the wuxing "moment" anyway, i.e. for particular types of qi derived from above and below (from the 10 Heavenly Stems and 12 Earthly Branches) acting on an individual destiny depending on the timing and nature of their interaction.  Each animal "contains" particular wuxing "elements" ( phases of qi) and interacts with all others "above" and "below."  To figure out how exactly, one has to have a very clear picture of the overall "ecosystem" of a destiny. Here's one way to think of it:

 

The "Year animal" is the climate -- if you are born, say, in Alaska, it's different from being born in the rain forest of Peru, and from the start you are under the influence of a different set of energies.  Only in this case it's the Alaska or Peru moment of the cosmic, heavenly qi (coming from the movement of the Heavenly Stems) and of the earthly qi (coming from the movement of the Earthly Branches).  Sometimes the year comes when you get Alaska above and Peru below, and the interactions get complicated.  Sometimes you get Alaska below and Peru above, and sometimes Alaska below and above, etc. -- only you are looking at, not 2 "places in time" but 10 gears interacting with 12, and each of the "gears" is in its yin mode or its yang mode, and each is of one of 5 types (wuxing phases of qi, or "elements" as they are popularly known) -- and that's the year alone, to say nothing of the smaller or larger periods -- so it gets pretty complicated. 

 

The "Month animal" is the weather at the time you're born -- which some schools see as a more significant factor than the climate.  Indeed, if you're born in Alaska on a warm July afternoon, it matters more for you individually than what the overall climate of Alaska is for the rest of the year.  Some bazi schools look at the month animal for the most broad generalizations about one's destiny, rather than the year animal.  Others, like I already mentioned, may bypass that "animal" thing altogether as superfluous, merely a metaphor for convenience, a mnemonic device.

 

The "Day animal" is, following the same metaphor, the house you're born in -- again, it may determine more in your individual destiny than the climate or weather.  So, some schools "broadly generalize" around that.

 

The "Hour animal" is, again, significant in your personal destiny -- is it the hour when normally people eat dinner, go to bed, watch TV, chop wood or carry water? -- or the hour when someone accidentally set the house on fire? -- or the hour when plumbing suddenly failed and the pipes burst? -- and so on.  So, again, important.  

 

The names you cited, which may be used by some bazi schools but not others, merely reflect that significance of each, again metaphorically.  E.g., in my experience as a bazi reader, the hour's "secret" animal may be "secret" merely because many people don't know what it is. :)  

 

Thanks a bunch and now I can see where that idea came from and most likely from the Four Pillars of Destiny. Your explanation is clear and instructive. It is much helpful.

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...and if you practice deep you come across universal truths. The Ancients knew everything but the thinkers came along with their science, technology and BIG EGOS and changed Taoism from shamanism to rationalism. This happened a long, long time ago.

 

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Da Vinci also knew. :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, Gerard said:

...and if you practice deep you come across universal truths. The Ancients knew everything but the thinkers came along with their science, technology and BIG EGOS and changed Taoism from shamanism to rationalism. This happened a long, long time ago.

 

814px-Leonardo-da-Vinci-Salvator-Mundi-c
 

 

 

Da Vinci also knew. :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful post. another Beautiful thing is--True Taoism can still be found. 

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Indeed forest dweller :)

 

Taoism is within EVERY SINGLE BEING  IN EXISTENCE...and not only on Earth and on this plane.

 

Just the task of discovering it is another thing entirely.

 

Dog & Tiger make the best of friends and also with the Horse. The three belong to the category of MOVING/INDEPENDENCE SEEKING category. The others are:

 

1. THINKING: Buffalo/Ox, Rooster & Snake

2. POWER: Rat/Mouse, Monkey & Dragon

3. SENSITIVE/EMOTIONAL: Rabbit, Pig/Boar & Sheep/Goat

 

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9 hours ago, Gerard said:

Indeed forest dweller :)

 

Taoism is within EVERY SINGLE BEING  IN EXISTENCE...and not only on Earth and on this plane.

 

Just the task of discovering it is another thing entirely.

 

Dog & Tiger make the best of friends and also with the Horse. The three belong to the category of MOVING/INDEPENDENCE SEEKING category. The others are:

 

1. THINKING: Buffalo/Ox, Rooster & Snake

2. POWER: Rat/Mouse, Monkey & Dragon

3. SENSITIVE/EMOTIONAL: Rabbit, Pig/Boar & Sheep/Goat

 

How those animals represent those human thoughts, I would say arbitrary descriptions because I don't see a thinking ox, there are other animals that seem smarter than an ox, just like power and sensitive. All animals have some kind of attributes or personalities so put them in one basket, seems to be a story coming from fairy tales.

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