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Month of the Metal Rooster – Sept 2023

Dear Friends,
Hello September.  

Welcome to the Month of Metal Rooster, a time when the Metal Qi reaches its peak and is represented by pure Yin Metal.  The overall energy of this month collectively encourages us to move forward with caution.  As we move closer to the beginning of Period 9 and the Age of Fire, the year calls us to choose and embrace our higher calling and purpose.  To achieve this means transcending our fear and speaking our truth, ultimately being true to ourselves.  Communicate with integrity by saying what you mean and meaning what you say.

The theme for the Metal Rooster month is ‘Moving Forward with Caution’.  This period might bring turbulence and the underlying lesson to be learned is freedom.  Something to think about, Do you feel free?  And if not, where are you not free?  What needs to change?

In the five elements – Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water – Metal is the only element that has no function until it is forged into a tool or something useful.   Much like Earth, Metal is associated with Karma.  Just as swords are forged by fire and diamonds are transformed under pressure of the Earth, we too can transform by harnessing the Metal Qi to support ourselves. Expect to be tested. Stuff always happens. The key is how do you react? Remember, all energy is connected.  Our reactions contribute to the collective energy.  Are you feeding the universe with negative emotions (anger, righteousness, and fear) or are you able to take a breath and respond with how you would like to be treated?  What energy do you want to put out into the world?

This is a time for personal accountability. Are you living life to your fullest potential? Are you part of the problem or part of the solution?  Astrology serves as a tool to unlock our barriers and to see the world differently.  

All patterns of energy move in cycles, they are not random.  Again, how we react is up to us.

For the last few weeks, I have been immersed in updating the manuals and presentations for the upcoming Feng Shui Immersion Program.  I love teaching and I love putting new material together.  Hours go by as I delve into researching and creating the new material for Period 9.  I am reminded how Feng Shui is best approached as a technique or tool. It is not magical, but when used correctly good results occur.  It is about learning to tap into the invisible forces of Qi to bring good fortune into your life.  Anyone can learn Feng Shui. It is neither a spiritual nor a religious practice. It is a science, a method, and set of techniques based on comprehensive sets of guidelines that express the ancient Chinese view of the universe. It defines the existence of a life force in the natural environment, and this life force can be either auspicious or accommodating, or it can be threatening and perilous. I am excited to support students towards becoming Feng Shui practitioners, through my school the East West Academy.  East meets West in the teachings, ‘the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.’

Life presents choices and astrology is a tool for insight. With insight comes clarity ability to make better choices.

The overview of energy opportunities for this Metal Season and Rooster Month and for the collective is this… Emotions are in the Air.   As we dive deeper entering the Yin months of the year, emotional dysregulation will be on the rise. The emotions associated with Metal are grief and melancholy.  

What is the value of grief and melancholy you may ask?  The lessons of grief allow us to have more compassion for others and help us to process loss. Suppressing emotions can become toxic in our bodies. This is a month to allow feelings of sadness and loss to come up and be revealed and let go. In this process we make room for new energies to come in. For some of you this may be big and show up as a major illness, marriages ending and homes lost to fire, while for others it may be children growing up, bodies changing and getting older. This is an excellent time for inner personal work on GRIEF. My personal ‘go to’ technique in this inner work includes meditation, deep tissue massage, counselling, breathwork and journaling.  

The lessons of the Rooster are associated with Gratitude and/or the lack thereof. Remember what you focus on expands.  

As someone with a lot of metal in their chart, I am familiar with the emotion of melancholy very well.  I shared with you last month how years ago, a counsellor asked me “What is wrong with melancholy?  Why can’t you just enjoy it?  Why do you value other emotions more than this one?”  These questions changed my life.  I no longer view one emotion as more valid than others; they just are. And just like the cycles of nature, emotions come and go.  It is possible to be content and at peace in the midst of melancholy.

As this month is Metal (the same as last month), the simple overview of energy opportunities is the same:  

If you are a Yang or Yin Wood Day Master, Metal is your Influence Element.  There are opportunities for you to be more influential, or to have an influencing effect on others. Its’s a great month to focus on social media and help / influence others to think or see things differently. For single women, this may be the month you meet that significant other. For those with career goals, be more aggressive to be seen and heard for what you offer. Don’t let the stress stop you.

If you are a Yang or Yin – Fire Day Master, Metal is your Wealth element. Expect an increase in your workload, and an opportunity to be recognized favourably for your efforts of a job well done and people will see you as someone they want to align with, and worth having on the team. Be strategic and have trust that this will result in possible wealth opportunities such as a raise, new investments, dividends etc. If you are a single male, you may meet that romantic Partner.  

If you are a Yang or Yin Earth Day Master, Metal is your Output element. Output is about innovation and creativity. Make an effort to be unique and innovative with your ideas. Something new wants to be born in your life. Trust and let your ideas and innovations be seen.  

 If you are a Yang or Yin Metal Day Master, Metal is your Friend Element. Socially you will be in demand this month. Do the people you hang out with make your life better or cost you time and money. This is the month to level up and strategically connect with those who can help you grow and be better. Be mindful of time-wasting companions.  Get more followers. Collaborate with friends. Network and improve your home, your business and your health.  

If you are a Yang or Yin Water Day Master Metal is your Resource element. While some of you may go on holidays and relax, I encourage you to use the energy of this month to improve different areas of your life to be more efficient. What needs to change for you to have life be easier in home or work?

In the remaining months of this year, the purification process will continue revealing the areas of our lives where we are stuck and trapped in limiting beliefs that, keeping us playing it small. The goal is to live consciously and let go of whatever holds you back from creating a better life.

My wish for you this month is Peace.  
Peace & Light,
Marlyna

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