December 2022: The Way of Deep Water
Life in us is like water in a river.” – Henry David Thoreau, Naturalist/Poet/Philosopher
With December, we enter into the deepest and darkest part of the winter months of 2022. December truly is an important month in the wrap-up to this powerful Water Tiger (Ren Yin) year. In terms of Chinese Astrology, it is the month of Yang (Ren) Water on top of the Rat (Zi), with the water element being the dominant element.
It is Yang (Ren) Water which has been the overt theme of the year; so whatever effects and significance the element has represented astrologically, December is the month that the effect, lesson & learning resulting from the element is at its strongest influence. This is the time to look deep into the key lessons of this year - and strongly work towards their resolution - as we prepare to enter the Water Rabbit 2023 in a couple of months’ time.
Here, we re-look at the main keys of 2022 as a guide to work optimally this month. Firstly, Ren water, on the whole, is dynamic potential energy; however, when not harnessed properly, it is out of control and flowing all over the place. Ren is indeed yang - hence the potential can be immense - but focus & the ability to properly channel that potential are key. It is the latter which is indeed the energy pattern of the Ren Yin 2022 year itself. Hence, in December we need to trace our resources and examine whether or not we are effectively channeling these towards a productive end-goal.
Additionally, as the imagery of Ren Yin is akin a river flowing from its source, productively enriching its bank, and finally spilling out to sea at its mouth, we need to be aware of the source/root of issues, working backwards from either the process flow or a particular resultant outcome. Because Ren Water runs deep in December, this is a crucial exercise to undertake as the energy is powerful for soul-searching subsequently leading to answers/clarity.
Overall, it is a powerful month for assessment, making sense of, and then followed by work required to deconstruct or transform a key area of life, leading to a fresh start in the upcoming Water Rabbit year that is aligned towards a deeper meaning and spirituality in life.
“The loftier the building, the deeper must the foundation be laid.” – Thomas a Kempis, Theologian
The month of Ren Zi (December 7 - January 6) begins powered by the Full Moon on December 7/8 highlighting the review processes that have been crucial all throughout the 2nd half of the Water Tiger year; and which will continue to be important all the way to the start of the official Water Rabbit year. With December, we are at the middle peak of this prolonged evaluative period, which works hand-in-hand with the depth of the reflective energy this month.
As such, remember to stay patient and focussed on inner-work as there is tendency to want immediate solutions or desire concrete, outward progress in the main new endeavour(s) that we are currently undertaking in our individual paths.
Moving further into the month, the Winter Solstice on December 21/22 will bring a boost of optimism for 2023. This is when we will welcome another phase of early Water Rabbit energy. However, this enthusiasm will be grounded with the practical energy of the New Moon on December 23 that will keep things real & support the continued development of key endeavours for the long-term and in the long-run. Also as a precursor, December’s powerfully reflective energies will set the tone for the last (and main) checkpoint month of January 2023, which will be preceded by the first phase of another Mercury Retrograde period beginning on December 29.
As the water element so deep in December is associated with emotions - specifically the emotion of fear - we should be aware of fear triggers all month. In which circumstance or scenario do we feel strong emotions? How are we triggered & react due to the seed of fear in us? Tracing these will bring us to the source and root of issues that are still in need of resolution.
As such, December will be a month to focus on contemplative practices such as meditation or any awareness-based exercises. On the practical level, we can enhance grounding through practices such as certain varieties of yoga, deep breathing exercises and overall staying connected to nature or the earth itself.
“Emotional pain cannot kill you, but running from it can. Allow. Embrace. Let yourself feel. Let yourself heal. – Vironika Tugaleva, Author/Poet/Artist
After one full year of anticipation and preparation, our THE SOUL’S JOURNEY THROUGH EGYPT finally took place from November 6-18. It was truly a magical journey for everyone involved, from our founder - Jessie Lee - to the the entire Soleil Trinity team, plus > 40 students! Words cannot fully describe the meaning, insight & healing that we experienced as the entire group worked through private pyramid & temple visits, cruising on the Nile River, desert camping, sound sessions, group discussion etc. All while being powered by the magic of Egypt & the beautiful energy forces aiding us throughout the journey.
Speaking of energy, our founder also conducted a workshop directly LIVE from the ancient land of Egypt. THE MAGIC OF GETTING WHAT YOU WANT: The Once In A Lifetime Power Date Manifestations Workshop was held in the vicinity of the Great Pyramids of Giza on Saturday, November 19. This workshop focussed specifically on the powerful manifestation potential of The New Moon on November 24 and other supportive energy surrounding the Winter Solstice.
Meanwhile, December is the month to get in-depth about the further preparation you need to do to be at your best for the upcoming Water Rabbit year (and indeed for Period 9 as a whole). Arrange for your personal consultations to get answers to your deepest questions & obtain insight/clarity on your needed personal breakthroughs and strategies to get to your best self!
In preparing for 2023, we hope you’ve gotten your tickets to our annual Feng Shui & Astrology Talks! 2023: JUMPING OUT OF THE RABBIT HOLE will be presented in Cantonese on January 7 and English on January 8, 2023. Get the outlook, strategies and advice on managing your best 2023 direct from our founder - Jessie Lee - during these full-day sessions!
And… in case you’ve not heard, our thrilling, NEW workshop: POWER UP 2023 will be held on February 11-13, 2023. If you would like to get the advantage & accelerate your way through the exciting potential of the 2023 Water Rabbit Year, do not miss this! Discover the key secrets to making your best 2023 with the potent tools of Bazi Astrology, Feng Shui, Date Selection & YiJing!
Wishing you all a deep and meaningful Water Rat month of realisations and concrete development towards your personal growth and transformation.
Your beacon of Soleil Trinity,