October Monthly Energy Update – EMBODY THE ESSENCE

The Yang Metal Dog (庚戌) month starts from 8th October. There is harmony between the two elements and October gifts us an interesting preview of what is in-store for 2018.  

October Energetic Theme


8th October marks the end of the metal season in the elementary sense. To many people, this is a sweet relief. When a strong Metal energy is at work, it can feel harsh and brutal, we feel the old wounds being inflicted. It is important to know that time like this is difficult but necessary, it is the getaway for us to heal and ultimately return to our wholeness and embody our true essence. 

The earthy Dog month came just at the right time, to soothe the discomfort after the turbulence, the transition of the change and the initial adjustments we have to go through after a major transformation.  

It assists us focus on what is paramount, what is essential and embody what is at core - what is 'at essence'.

It feels solid and grounding, just like the mother earth, we feel being held and supported. At the same time, it gives us that sense of comfort and contentment so we can reflect and tune inward to open up. This energy cultivates your ability to see beyond the surface and integrate something deeper that you have discovered during the metal phase so you have the courage to make changes. 

You will feel your psychic ability and connection to the heaven is heightened in the next 4 weeks. This is because in Chinese astrology,  Dog is the earth sign that connects the spiritual and physical worlds, the Yin and Yang, the ‘dying’ and ‘rebirthing’.

If you have been making space during September to process what is dying and what is coming alive and honouring the ‘letting go’ energy, in October, you will be rewarded with wisdoms after deep reflection, clarity after integration and what makes you feel whole and truly in alignment. 

You are re-remembering those truths you already know within you. You are returning to your alignment and wholeness. You are likely to feel the strong sense of bond, community and the Oneness.

Ask yourself questions that are deeply related to your desires, passion as well as how you related to other people, such as:

  • What makes you feel whole?
  • How do you relate to others? Spouse, parents, close friends?
  • Are those relationship reflect the truth about you? Anything that is not in alignment?
  • What makes you feel nurtured and content?
  • What are you passionate about and willing to put yourself on the line to defend?
  • Do you feel belong? Belong to a community, family, circle of friends? Or here on earth in general?
  • What can make you feel anchored and grounded?

On the physical level, the October’s earthy energy will also shake a lot of things up that are not in alignment and can be manifested in the form of earth-related disasters such as earthquakes, volcano eruptions or landslides around the world. 

Four Pillar of Destiny Chart Prediction

Each month, I outline the energy dynamic so you can be aware of it, and therefore feel empowered. The aim of this is to heighten your awareness and ride the tidal wave, especially at difficult times. At the same time, actively seeking solutions to minimise the conflicting energy is the best strategy to manage challenging times. Take advice from the below predictions or seek out a 1-on-1 Destiny Profiling session to pre-empt any major collision.



This month, the Yang Wood people is likely to encounter some difficult people or challenging situations, surrender and creativity are the key words. It’s time to work through your present mindset and see things from a fresh perspective. The alternative answers and solutions will keep your move through the blocks and undesired thinking patterns.

If your Self-element is Yin wood, October is a much more harmonious month. Your talent, ideas or opinions are likely to be recognised. You might be chosen for a new project or be presented with a new opportunity. You are also highly likely to attract some love interest. 



In October, You might find yourself in  situations that you are not heard. You might feel rejected at first. See this as an opportunity for you to tune into what truly matters to you, what nurtures you and what really makes you feel content.  You might be surprised to discover something that is the very core of yourself. 

On the other hand, things are looking up on the finance front. Don’t be shy to take the credit at work for the effort you put in. 



October brings family and relationship into focus. What does your family mean to you? Do you have a strong sense of belonging? You may also think more deeply about the love towards your family as well as your romantic relationship. What does true love mean to you?

Our heart has intelligence and wisdom that sees well beyond the surface of life, to the energetic essence in all moments. Spend some time with your heart, are they open and compassionate or closed and blocked from past hurt?

It is only when the energy is free flowing we can invite new love into our life.  Are we allow ourselves to forgive, to accept and have compassion for others? Imagine you are removing some logs and rocks from the river so this love can be free flowing again. 



If September has left you feeling challenged and at lost of a solution, let go of all expectations. The major life challenge for Metal people is to ‘let go’. 

If you are trying to hold things too tightly, loosen your grip. If you are trying to control the situation, let things fall apart. You will be surprised by releasing the attachment, how much flow it can create. 

This is a great month to go out and find like-minded people and build connections. By creating a bond within the community you belong, you will learn what are the true essence to your being and expand your awareness to another level. 



If you have been doing some inner work last month, you will see result in October - the intelligence you have embodied within your own inner knowing will manifest in a way you would have never anticipated. You might suddenly realise that you are quite powerful. Yes you are, sister! 

Your inner knowing is the only compass you can rely on while you are journeying through those terrains. Your external surrounding will shift and change, but as far as you are rooted firmly into your being, you will be led to the opening towards to the ocean. 

October is a gift that mother earth gives us so we can relax into this energy and focus upon the necessary internal journey and its transformative potential.  Embrace it!

Sending love  


Grace Xo

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September Monthly Energy Update – Letting Go

The Yin Earth Rooster (己酉) month starts from 7th September. It is symbolised by two elements: Yin Earth on top of Yin Metal Rooster. 

This is a significant month in both Bazi and Feng Shui terms, as the monthly energy will duplicate the yearly energy. In other words, the energy will be magnified and intensified. 

September Energetic Theme

Letting Go

This month’s energy will stir at the deepest level within you, bringing out a lot of emotions and issues you have been harbouring for quite a while. This process will nevertheless give birth to something new in you, and this birth will transform into great joy and a sense of tremendous liberation. 

In order to let this transformation unfold, you are being asked to dispense with your reliance on the past, to release and let go, in every aspect of your life. 

If you have been working with the August energy to dig deep and Unearth Your Treasure, you will find it much easier to ride this month’s tidal wave. If you are very attuned or sensitive, you may have consciously felt this rumblings and stirrings already - with excitement, discomfort or both.

This month, the metal Rooster energy will reach its peak. As it is also supported by the gentle and nurturing Yin Earth, it is extremely potent. 

Like a sword, it can cut loose anything that is no longer serves you, so that you can travel lighter and fly to the higher realms. You have outgrown the old aspects of you. 

To be filled, we must first be empty. 

This could also reflect on a physical level, such as in your personal environment:  a clean out of some sort, a change of address, or a declutter of your home. You might feel the urge to do a ‘spring cleaning’ so you can upgrade your environment to match the new vibration. 

It could also mean you might want to get out of your normal social circle and make some radical changes, i.e. change jobs, pick up a hobby, cut loose a toxic relationship, establish new networks or changing dynamics within the family.

The nature of the metal energy is to evoke major shifts, changes and transformation. It can bring many events that shake up, alter and rearrange your life in order to relocate you in a place you’re meant to be, physically, emotionally or mentally. It can feel like the end sometimes, it is often heralding a new beginning.

Metal is also the element that gives us connection to the heavenly realms and helps us to understand that there is more to life than the ‘day to day’ - we are connected to ‘all that is’.

No matter what is happening in your life this month, just trust there is an affinity between you and this strangely beautiful newness that is seeking to manifest.

Feng Shui Serenity Five Element Wood


Always systematic, the ambitious Wood people will consider September as the month for their Life Review. What have you learnt so far? How can these lessons be a valuable asset for the future? You will recognise the life patterns that aren’t serving your highest good, and take steps to release those old patterns.

The strong metal energy this month can exhaust your liver's energy. If you tend to wake up between 1am and 3am it’s likely due to some built-up anger within you. This energy is associated with an excess of yang energy. Try to drink a glass of cold water and meditate.

If your Self Element is Yang Wood 甲, like a magnet, you will attract money this month. It is also likely to be in a form of some kind of gift.  A change of career is possible. 

Feng Shui Serenity Five Element Fire


This month, allow yourself to gradually shed what has become burdensome and no longer congruent with your soul’s purpose. It can be an emotional process, but you know it is time to let anything in your life fall away that is no longer useful or needed for the emerging expression of who you are, just like the trees know to shed their leaves in preparation for the next cycle of life. 

Conserve your energy by allowing yourself more rest while at the same time making preparations for the new life stage emerging. 

Look especially at your material possession and be brutally honest with yourself as you discern which of these can be given away or somehow release. You will feel lighter. 

Feng Shui Serenity Five Element Earth


There would be no satisfaction in cruising through life without people and relationships to enrich and expand you. In September, you are reviewing all kinds of relationships between you and others. Are they nurturing your soul or making you feel deflated? Has the way you deal with certain relationship fall into an old pattern that is not honouring the truth about you? 

This month’s energy will help you see all the underlying patterns despite apparent chaos and confusion. There will be days you feel entangled and there will be days that you'll need to make hard decisions. 

Be proactive in cleaning out and getting rid of the old and bringing in improvements to support the new. It is the only way to re-invent, recreate and rebirth yourself.

Feng Shui Serenity 5 Elements Metal


Don’t get attached to anything or anyone this month. The energy within the Universe is ever changing, ever moving. Nothing stays the same. If one thing doesn’t work out, let go. 

Metal people are highly attuned to the higher realm this month, receiving guidance, healing and creative tools that will help them to create a fulfilling reality. 

Amidst the fast pace of change and challenge in life, it can be very easy to get caught in ‘action’ and ‘doing’, whiling forgetting the ‘being’ part of life. Cultivate the clear vision by creating the moment wit even breath and quite mind. 

Bath in moonlight, wonder at the stars and be in sync with the rhythm of nature. This is the best way to access the higher intelligence that is available to us. Bring balance to your vision and your action.

The universe is moving up to a higher frequency, so listen out for it.

Feng Shui Serenity 5 Elements Water


Water people are never afraid of changes. It is in their psyche that they are always evolving, and moving forward, leaping from one state of being to the next. 

September provides an opportunity for you to let go of old thinking patterns, methods or frameworks in order to embody your own innate intelligence. It is time to integrate new concepts into your current way of living and to uncover, remember and trust the deep inner knowing of how to live your life.

In one sense, intelligence maybe activated by expanding knowledge through teachers, books and lessons in the external world. In a deeper sense, our true intelligence is an infinite essence that has been within us since well before our arrival here at this school on Earth and it will remain with us long after we move on.

Learn to awaken to a fuller experience of your own innate intelligence.

Enjoy this expansive, cleansing and liberation experience of"letting go"....


Grace Xo

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Bazi & Feng Shui Monthly Prediction – September 2016

Monthly Theme for September

After an intense August with many ‘energy thunderstorms’, finally we are expecting a lighter month ahead!

After all, a thunderstorm is just nature’s way of gathering energy together that needs to be released. With a release of tension, we are usually gifted with relief, freedom and a fresh perspective.

The Yin Fire Rooster (丁酉) month starts from 7th September and is symbolised by two elements: Yin Fire sitting on top of Yin Metal. This is exactly how the energy make-up will be in 2017. So pay attention to patterns and try to capture a glimpse of what’s in store for you for 2017.

September is the month where we are being called to relax, rest, indulge and have some childlike fun. 

There is a sense of play, lightheartedness, curiosity and stillness in September’s energy. Why is it that we need to be reminded to have fun? When was the last time you take delight in something that you have forgotten about the world?

This month, we are reminded that in order to gain a new perspective, we must step back and focus on restoring ourselves through delight and fun. It is in the lightheartedness that we find our ultimate truth and a new take on things.

General Outlook

Yin Fire people are like the flame of a candle. They are warm, expressive, compassionate and have a good ability to connect with other people. On the other hand, they are also very sensitive, emotional and sentimental like the flickering flame.

When we look at the interaction of the two elements of Yin Fire and Yin Metal, although the energy is light, the clash between the two elements is unavoidable. Some events around the globe that are likely to happen in September are as follows…

  • Premeditated violence, and attacks involving bullets, guns and shooting (metal energy) are likely to happen in the West and NW parts of the world.
  • Despite general ups and downs, the stock market will continue to hold. Yin Fire energy creates an illusion of optimism. After 2017, there will be a long-lasting crash.
  • There is a high likelihood of political scandals.
  • High-tech or metal-related industries such as entertainment and online businesses will benefit during the month of September.

BaZi Prediction

The Rooster is one of the 4 Romance Stars in Chinese metaphysics. If you were born in the Year of the Monkey 申, Year of the Rat 子 or Year of the Dragon 辰, this month you will be irresistible. So get out and make the most of it.

September is a clash month for people who were born in the Year of the Rabbit 卯 (1951, 1963, 1975, 1987 or 1999).  Be cautious and try not to get involved in arguments and avoid dealing with legal affairs. It is recommended to carry the pendant of a Dragon during this month, as the combination of Dragon and Rabbit can dissolve this clash.

The predictions below are based on your Self-element. If you don’t know what your self-element is, get your FREE Four Pillars of Destiny chart HERE, or book in a Destiny-reading session HERE.

WOOD – September is a great month to gain some mental clarity and discovery your truth – not others’. Give yourself permission to play, to be a child again. Release worry and your ‘to do’ list. Allowing yourself time to play will create more flow in other areas of your life.

Health-wise, focus on rest and restoration. Be cautious not to injure yourself, though, especially when exercising, driving or riding a bike.

Romance luck continues to be promising for the ladies.

FIRE – This month will feel up and down for Fire people. It is a perfect time call for patience, courage and mastery of emotions.

Competition on the business front continues to be fierce, but the good news is your finances are looking up.

Plan little this month and take time out if you feel the need to. Focus on things you can be grateful for.

EARTH – For Earth people, September can feel a bit pressured and sometimes powerless. Try not let procrastination prevent your creative expression. It is when you are playful and relaxed that inspiration will start to flow.

Look after your health and be kind to yourself.

METAL – Being a Metal person, you can be forceful, determined and quick. This month calls for some caution before you speak or take action, as not everything you say will be agreed upon.

If your work is under the public eye, you are likely to feel you are being scrutinised and judged this month. There will be pressure and competition. However, you can also make a great impression if you work hard. Listen to your inner voice.

Your love life should be the highlight of the month.

WATER – The wheel of fortune has turned, September is a golden month for Water people. Financial opportunities and work collaborations can take a leap in the right direction.

You are being supported this month, so be visionary in anything you do. Teamwork can bring a project to fruition.

Male Water people have great luck at meeting a new love interest.

Remember this is based on the general influence of the energy that affects each element during the month.  An accurate prediction can only be obtained based on your full individual BaZi or Four Pillar of Destiny chart.

Flying Star Feng Shui Forecast**

  • This month, the most auspicious sector is the South sector. Wealth and money come easily for those who spend a lot of time in that part of their home. For anyone who is seeking recognition at work, add some crystals here to energise this sector.
  • The energy located in the Southwest sector is extremely supportive for the female of the house, bringing excellent career and job opportunities as well as wealth luck. If the natal chart of your home is also auspicious, this month, you can use a water feature to boost this auspicious energy.
  • The sector to watch for in September is the Northeast. This month sees an increase in danger and violence as well as the risk of robbery. If you can move to another room, do it this month or try to spend minimal time in this sector. Occupants will also be prone to stomach-related problems as well as food poisoning or injury to the mouth.
  • If your kitchen is located in the North sector, be extra careful with any fire hazard. Do not leave gas burners or burning candles unattended, as there is danger of fire breaking out.
  • The Southeast sector of the home can be quite stressful this month. Take any major conversation elsewhere, to avoid the argumentative star. Placing something red in this sector of your home will suppress this star.

**Everything in the universe is an ever-changing affair, including the qualities of the energy surrounding the space we live in. Flying Star Feng Shui is the only school that takes into consideration the influence of time. Therefore it is one of the most complex, accurate and powerful forms of Feng Shui. Flying stars are so called because they fly with the movement of the days, months and years. It is therefore possible to pinpoint the movement of the energy.

To simplify an otherwise very complicated practice of Flying Star Feng Shui, in each monthly prediction I will point out where the benevolent energy is located and where there is negative energy that needs to be managed. It is essential to first know the inherent natal chart of your home, as this determines the nature of the annual flying stars as well as the monthly stars. Your home’s natal chart can only be provided by a qualified feng shui consultant. Blindly applying any enhancements or remedies suggested in this post could well have an adverse effect.

I wish you a fun and playful September!

Grace Xo