Here I share what this year will bring to the “Self element” which is determined by the “date” of your birth! This is different from the Year animal or element. It is derived from the day “element” of your birth. You will need to find what this is, before knowing what element you are.
For Water people (both my littles), this year brings focus to the resources and power elements. What this means is Health and Discipline will be the theme of the year.
And there is a belief that if you don’t choose your challenges, they will choose you…so, where there is “power element” present, you must focus on your internal power, and how it is that you wish to challenge yourself…as opposed to the alternative of “attracting” challenges! So, for water people, this year will be about “power” (the Ox is an earth animal which is power to water), as well as foundations!
Foundations: relates to our health and wisdom (resources = metal element to water people)! This means water people may spend time focusing on their “learning” and studies this year… upskilling in some way, or simply going deep within to fortify and strengthen through “retreat” and self reflection.
To wood people, this year being Metal and Earth is also about “power” = metal and “money” = earth. The metal element will cut away the overgrowth in the lives of wood elements. It will be a time of rapid growth and personal development in new ways as the light gets down to new sprouts, when the old is “let go”.
It will also be a year of self discipline or power struggles…so certainly a time to choose wisely (in general). A time to reduce consumption and go minimal to cut down the life clutter.
With the earth element present in the Ox, wood people will have a strong focus on money and business. What this means individually will vary vastly from person to person. Money and business can simply relate to the fruits of our labours and the results we achieve, whatever that means to us.
Fire people will have a productive year, as ashes turn to earth. This means fire keeps busy this year, though need to caution against “burnout”. Fire melts metal so it will also be a highly creative time for fire people, who will spend the year in “transformation” mode.
Metal brings “money” to fire so it can be a great money year for fire people generally. Fire people are naturally gifted transformers as the nature of fire is burning wood to form ashes and flames are constantly moving!
So this year will simply be a result of efforts made. Enjoy the rewards of being yourself, in your own light, rising above challenges, being honest and yourself… not what others think you should be.
Earth people will have strength this year but it can also become stagnation…when not utilised “correctly” or channelled purposefully. On the up side, strong earth can bring great stability and stillness, like a mountain. This year will be a time to focus on being kind to yourself, others and the earth, through nurturing and “mothering”, feeding yourself quality food for high energy.
With metal, this year also means you will be busy, being creative, as earth forms metal (minerals) deep within. And so, this year will be a time for letting go of your leaves so that they can settle on the earth and become “grounded”, integrated and digested.
This means turning your life’s “compost” into lessons learned, richness and fuel for new life and purpose! It’s time for earth people to utilise, be waste wise and focus on their conscious self, being mindful, meditating and not “overthinking” things, which will only weaken their energy through worry.
Metal people will have strong social focus this year as well as “help” in some form or another which relates to resources (earth/Ox to metal).
This means you will find support this year that you need. Metal people will have a strong focus on breathing this year, which is letting go, grieving what needs to be grieved for and giving thanks for the gratitude that it (loss) brings one, to experience.
This year will be a time of integration, restructuring and building a solid foundation for future goals to metal element people. Metal people can find comfort in living simply this year, focusing on the practical side of life, through building good health and a supportive environment.
Next up, I will be adding the planetary influences of 2021 soon to this post, so stay tuned.