On the 9th of June is the Full Moon, but before that, today we enter the Yang Fire Horse month. In the Four Pillars of Destiny – Chinese Astrology, we understand that the month animal (earthly branch) is the strongest character in the chart. It carries the most weight so to speak. This means, for example, although you may be one element, you can have another as your strength, which means different things about your character, depending on what aspect of life that particular element governs for you.
So, the Horse is also a Fire animal and this month is a Yang Fire month, so there are 2 fire characters in the month, as well as it being the Yin Fire Monkey year. So, there’s substantial fire element present. What on earth does this mean you might be thinking? Well, the 5 elements of Chinese Medicine and Astrology, relate to all things in the universe. Everything falls into one of the five elements. From colours to objects and industries. Fire industries (careers and professions included) are Astrology funnily enough (which is more Yin fire), acting, athletics, Aromatherapy, Spiritual workers, Mental health, airlines and travel as well as anything to do with fire of coarse.
There are also Fire foods, which include as you would expect, red and brightly coloured foods. Fire foods are spicy and warming and especially supportive of the earth element, in the flow of the five elements, which governs the stomach and digestive system. This is another reason Chinese Medicine practitioners love warm, slow cooked foods! They nourish the earth element (stomach). So, this being a Fire element month, it’s a great time to care for the fire element in the body, mind and spirit! The heart and spirit are governed by the fire element as you could imagine.
What this means is, we need to be self loving during this time. It’s time to reflect and open our hearts, to allow energy to flow freely through it, just as a healthy heart requires. We need to beat to our own drum, not stopping or allowing ourselves to be interrupted by distractions around external opinion. Fire needs freedom, flow and movement, so this month is all about getting back on that Horse and riding the waves of the heart flames. Fire can be wreckless, so practice mindfulness and caution when being honest with others, and remember the pain of regret is far greater than the pain of temptation. Above all…do not judge.