Chinese Lunar New Year is early this year. The year of the yin Water Rabbit begins on Sunday, January 22. The Lunar New Year is a time of festivities, holiday and family travels, and parades. The date varies. It’s always the second new moon after the winter solstice. It ends on February 9th 2024. February 4, the solar new year, is the day to make the annual changes in your home.
The Rabbit is the fourth animal in the Chinese zodiac, and it is compatible with the Sheep and the Pig. The Dog is a friend as well. The Rabbit clashes with the Rooster, thus 2023 can be a challenging year for people born in Rooster years. People born in Dragon and Rat years may experience more challenges this year as well.
We last experienced similar energies 60 years ago, in 1963, the year JFK was assassinated. Earlier in the year JFK gave his famous “Ich Bin Ein Berliner” speech in West Berlin, the USPS launched the zip code system, the US Senate ratified the Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, the oral polio vaccine with a lump of sugar was administered throughout the USA and UK, the KKK dynamited Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL, the USA and the Soviet Union agreed to establish a Hot Line, Beatlemania began, push button phones were introduced, the US carmaker, Studebaker, went out of business, Alcatraz closed due to the high cost of maintenance and repairs, a fist class stamp cost 5 cents and the world population was 3.2 billion (it’s over 8 billion currently). 1963 was quite a mix of activities, inventions, and world events.
If past yin water years are any indication, expect to see advances in technology, medicine, and energy during 2023. We may also see the continuation of power struggles on the world stage.
A symbol of gentleness, kindness and decency, people born in a Rabbit year are known for being kind, generous, modest, easy-going, polite, patient, and honest. Additional traits include keeping their promises, being honest, and frank. They are also skilled handling relationships. On the downside they can be overcautious, nervous, timid, and hesitant.
2023 is likely to be a mixed year. The last (Metal) Rabbit year, 2011, had many significant events, including the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall St. movements, assassination of Muammar Gadhafi, the underwater earthquake off the coast of Japan and the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant disaster. It was also the year that Gabby Giffords was shot, and Russia joined the WTO, over the objections of Georgia.
The Flying Stars influence the energy in your house and environment. When activating the Flying Stars, the year begins February 4, 2023 and ends February 3, 2024. The Annual Lo Shu number is the annual number that “flies in” every February. The number for 2023 is 4. Thus “4” is in the middle of the Lo Shu or Magic Square for the year. This number and positioning are used for both Flying Star systems as well as Nine Star Ki astrology. Take care to weaken the energy of stars 2, 3, 5, and 7.
Pay extra attention to the Center, NE, East, and West sectors.
- The Annual 5 Star is in the NW.
- The Grand Duke (Tai Su) is in the East Rabbit sector (82.5º - 97.5º).
- The Three Killings (232.5-307.5) primarily in the West, overlaps both the SW and NW.
- Sui Po (Year Breaker; 262.5º - 277.5º) is in the West (Rooster) opposite the Rabbit.
- The # 2 Illness star is in the East (67.5 – 112..
Cleanse Last Year’s Cures
- You can cleanse the cures currently in place under the full moon (Jan 6 or Feb 5) or in four hours of direct sunlight. Sprinkle with salt and let them soak up the moonshine or sunshine. Then rinse under water and place in the appropriate areas.
- Toss all old Salt-Water cures; replace in the 5- and 2-Star sectors (Center, SW).
- Toss out last year’s Bagua Mirrors used as an annual cure.
If you’d like to know more about this system, or if you would like a customized update for your floorplan, contact Peg. Your first Flying Star overlay for your floorplan is $180.00. Annual updates after that are $108.00.
Overall, take time early in January to get on track for the year. You have multiple opportunities. Set your intentions and refresh your personal energy. Put some beneficial and healthy routines in place for yourself. Also, refresh your home prior to the January 21 new moon and Chinese New Year. By the end of the month, cosmic energies will be flowing along, and you’ll be inspired to start some new projects or initiatives.