December 2023: Maximizing Growth Ahead For 2024

”Life is travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken.” - D.H. Lawrence, Novelist/Writer/Essayist

Welcome to December 2023! We arrive at the peak of winter (and water element energy) for 2023. The December Wood Rat is especially unique, bridging into an early transition of the upcoming astrological year - the 2024 Wood Dragon.

Specifically, the Wood Rat month - which begins on December 7 (until January 5, 2024) - is vitally important for a couple of reasons. Firstly, for this Water Rabbit year, this is practically the culmination month. The thematic energy for the year has been growth, creativity & diversification; therefore, the foundation of these will see fundamental developments this month. Secondly, we are greeting the Wood Dragon early; as the month progresses, the Wood Dragon would be gliding-in as an additional layer of astrological energy. This is due to the affinity of the December Wood Rat month with the 2024 Wood Dragon Year.

Here, it is beneficial to recap that this year’s winter months are truly unique as they bring in the energy of wood (strengthened by the water qi of the winter season) ahead of its natural peak in the spring months of next year. This energy peaks this December Wood Rat, arising from the seed of Yang Wood (Jia) hidden in the previous Pig (Hai) month, which surfaces to the top (Heavenly Stem) of this Rat (Zi) month.

This is especially significant as Yang Wood (Jia) is also the dominant Heavenly Stem energy of the Wood Dragon Year 2024. From the elemental perspective, this means that whatever creation, diversification & expansion one has developed during both the Water Tiger Year (2022) & Water Rabbit Year (2023) can find leverage for the year ahead - if one has played one’s cards to the fullest in terms of embracing crucial growth & development.

”Our struggles are the short term lessons we learn to achieve long term success.” - Simon Sinek, Author/Speaker on Business Leadership

Indeed if we look at Jia Zi (Yang Wood Rat) as a pillar by itself, its energetic boost is potent; especially in terms of superlative growth, advancement & progress. Its water-growing-wood nature denotes self-contained support with an abundance of resources. Through the pillar’s special affinity to Jia Chen (Yang Wood Dragon @ 2024), the December Water Rat month is able to provide > 2 months of a head-start prior to the official transition into the Solar New Year on February 4, 2024.

However, this leverage - when it comes to key areas of support such as organisational leverage, an opportune mentor, expert knowledge etc - can only be tapped if we let down our guard & take the humble road. Be of service to others, avoid falling into the trappings of pride/ego and always stay empathetic of others’ position. It is also important to allow creativity to flow & focus on nourishment instead of immediate results/rewards.

In other astrological aspects, December will be host to the final Mercury Retrograde for 2023. This will officially commence on December 13 in conjunction with the New Moon, lasting until January 2, 2024. The main energy of this retrograde cycle is to encourage us to re-focus on longer-term growth instead of immediate, concrete results.

The 2nd half of December offers us the tremendous opportunity to channel our personal drive & motivation into building towards an exciting future that marries our personal values with the practicality of service to others. Remember that having unwavering trust remains crucial during this period, for what we desire to build & manifest in the coming 20 years.

”The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.” - Maya Angelou, Poet/Memoirist/Civil Activist

November, of course, was dedicated to THE SOUL’S JOURNEY trips - first, completing The Soul’s Journey Egypt and then turning the focus to The Soul’s Journey Egypt/Jordan “Liberation/Resurrection of the Soul”. Words cannot describe the experiences, realisations & MAGIC encountered throughout the journeys…a huge thanks, love & much gratitude to all participants of both journeys…thanks to you, everyone had the precious opportunity to partake in such a sacred experience!

December, meanwhile, promises to whoosh by as quickly as water flows…There are a multitude of preparations being done for our special Chinese New Year programs! Firstly, if you’re curious about what POWER UP 2024 (to be held January 20-22, 2024) is all about, we’re pleased to offer you the PREVIEW: POWER UP 2024 on December 28 @ 9pm. Obtain the advantage - through the powerful combination of Bazi Astrology, Feng Shui, Date Selection & YiJing for the all- important Wood Dragon Year. Register here for this free preview.

If you’re looking for maximum traction for your BEST start to Period 9 in 2024, you can directly sign-up for the workshop: POWER UP 2024. Learn to utilise the key components to making your best 2024 to power your start of Period 9!

A reminder that our Signature Annual Astrology talks - ENTER THE DRAGON 2024: AWAKENING PERIOD 9 will be on January 6, 2024 (ENGLISH) and January 7, 2024 (CANTONESE). Make sure to maximise your 2024 with the outlook, tips and application in terms of Astrology, Feng Shui and Power Dates - sign-up here:

Lastly, for those of you craving the energy, excitement & FUN of in-person events, do stay tuned as we are finalising details for *something special* to be held in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. Do stay tuned to our announcement via social media and email!

Wishing you a blessed, celebration-filled month ahead with Winter Solstice, Christmas & other year-end holidays/festivities. Have a wonderful December 2023!

Your beacon of Soleil Trinity,

Kong Eu